Breaking: violin tragedy in Israel

Breaking: violin tragedy in Israel


norman lebrecht

May 23, 2011

The death has been announced by Keshet Eilon of the violinist Matan Givol. He was 29 and a founding member of the Tel Aviv Trio.

More details later. Here’s the announcement.

Here’s some bio from the Jerusalem Music Centre:

Born in Israel in 1982, Matan Givol has been awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation grants since the age of twelve. He has won the Wieniawski International Competition, the Clairmont Competition, the Israeli Radio Young Artist Competition and the Taschner Prize. He has performed as a soloist with Israel’s leading orchestras and has played as a soloist with world-renowned artists Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel and Itamar Golan. He has recently recorded a CD with The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Matan was a student of Nava Milo, Zakhar Bron and Prof. Ilan Gronich in the UDK Berlin. He is currently a student of Prof. Donald Weilerstein at the New-England Conservatory in Boston.