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"MAX ZORIN is a name you should get to know,
he's simply a MAGNIFICENT player"

STRINGS MAGAZINE


 

MACK THE KNIFE

An original instrumental version of Kurt Weill's famous ballad from The Threepenny Opera.
Directed by Zev Starr-Tambor


MACK THE KNIFE ALBUM 

Max Zorin's new album features a collection of music derived from film, theatre, cabaret, ballet with a variety of styles from classical to jazz.

Works by Weill, Prokofiev, John Williams, Gershwin, Shchedrin and more.

Max Zorin, violin
Vincent Balse, piano
Jerome Regard, bass
Matthieu Chazarenc, drums

 
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BIO

Acclaimed for his imaginative and dramatic performances, Max Zorin has thrilled audiences and critics across the globe with his superb technique and engaging personality. His creative programing and eclectic style spans beyond the standard classical repertoire brings a fresh ear to violin performance.

Upon the release of his award-winning debut album “French Touch”, a collection of 20th century French works for violin and piano, Strings Magazine hailed his record as “simply magnificent”. In 2015, Zorin released his first music video “Mack The Knife” with an original arrangement for jazz quartet and won the Global Music Award as “Emerging Artist”.

Recent engagements includes a solo tour across Spain and Portugal with the San Jose Youth Symphony, as well as performances in China, Brazil, Argentina, France, Russia and USA. Zorin collaborated with a wide range of distinguished artists from Maxim Vengerov, Itamar Golan, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet to jazz/fusion violinist Didier Lockwood and rock guitarist Rik Emmett .

Zorin has been featured in prestigious venues such as Alice Tully Hall (New-York), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Glinka and Symphonic Hall in Saint Petersburg (Russia), the Philharmonic Hall of Odessa (Ukraine), Granada International Music Festival (Spain), Summit Music Festival (New-York), Aspen Music Festival (CO), Music at Penn’s Woods Festival (PA) and on various international radio and TV broadcasts.

Zorin is the co-artistic director of Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves, a summer music master-course and festival located in the wine region of Bordeaux (France) where sold out performances are held in some of the most prestigious Chateaux of that region. The family-run festival and is also a platform for promoting new music and host annually over 120 students from all over the world.

Born in Israel into a Russian family of professional musicians, Max began studying the violin at the age of five with his father, and gave his first performances when he was eight years old. His past teachers include Dorothy De Lay, Naoko Tanaka, Peter Oundjian, Ani Kavafian and Philip Setzer (Emerson String Quartet). At age 17 he won a First Prize at the Corpus Christi International Competition (USA).

Zorin holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Yale University and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. During his studies at Yale, he was drawn to acting and directing. His was cast in “The Skriker”, a Yale Drama School production and the world premier of Elise Thoron's "The Green Violin" which ran at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia.

Zorin is currently on the faculty at Penn State University and regularly presents master classes at various musical institutions worldwide including the Royal Academy of Music in London (UK), State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Greece), Illinois State University and Columbus State University (GA) among others.

Zorin performs on a violin crafted by J.B. Vuillaume (Paris ~1860) and a bow by Edwin Clement (Paris, 2011). 

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"EXTREMELY compelling"

THE STRAD