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Nurit Stark

Nurit Stark was born in Israel, and received her musical education in Tel Aviv, Berlin and Cologne with Ilan Gronich, Haim Taub and the Alban Berg Quartet. Since her first soloist appearance at the age of 16, playing Paganini’s First Violin Concerto with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, she has gone on to perform with orchestras worldwide. As a chamber musician, she has had formative collaborations with, in particular, pianist Cédric Pescia and soprano Caroline Melzer, with whom she has appeared at festivals such as the Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Wien Modern and Donaueschinger Musiktage.Nurit Stark’s passion for contemporary music has led her to perform world premières and to collaborate with composers Sofia Gubaidulina, György Kurtág, Viktor Suslin, Peter Eötvös, Carola Bauckholt, Jennifer Walshe, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Isabel Mundry and Georg Nussbaumer. She has also participated in avant-garde stage projects combining music & theater (Burgtheater Vienna, Schaubühne and Volksbühne Berlin, Bobigny Paris) and has, together with visual artists Isabel Robson and Susanne Vincenz, created Roundhouse Reverb, a video installation to the music of Kurtág. Nurit Stark has received support from the Ernst von Siemens, Forberg-Schneider and Otto and Régine Heim foundations, and is a prizewinner in the George Enescu, Leopold Mozart and Ibolyka Gyarfas competitions. In 2019 she was appointed professor of violin at the Stuttgart State University of Music and the Performing Arts.

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