Itamar Leshem - Horn

 

Itamar started playing the horn at the age of 12. Today he is performing regularly with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Israel, the U.S.A, Asia, and Europe and recently performed with them as a soloist under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta in Israel and on tours in South America and Europe. He also performed as a soloist with orchestras in China. In concert season 2019 - 2020 Itamar was playing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with the BBC Philharmonic as guest principal horn.

Itamar has graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Roosevelt University, studying with Mr. Dale Clevenger in Chicago. His studies were supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Itamar has performed in some of the most distinguished festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, the Proms, Jerusalem Chamber music Festival, Landsberg Chamber music Festival and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon and La Scala.  

He is a member of the West-Eastern Divan orchestra under Maestro Daniel Barenboim and former member of the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Le'Zion.

In recent years he has guided the horn section of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the Tel Aviv University.

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