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Born in Israel in 1976. A graduate summa cum laude of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv, and a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships (viola and chamber music) 1999-2002. Studied viola with Prof. David Hen, Yuri Gandelsman, and Gad Lewertoff. In 2002-2003 he studied chamber music with the Alban Berg Quartet in the Cologne Hochschule für Musik.
Amit played in the West Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999-2000. Between 1999-2003 he was a member of the Carmel String Quartet, with whom he won the Thomastik Infeld prize for best interpretation in Reichenau, Austria in 2001. He was an assistant principal violist in the Jerusalem Camerata and a member of ‘Tel-Aviv Soloists’ ensemble, with which he performed as a soloist. Since 2013 he is sub principal violist in Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion.
In 2007-2009 Amit was a member of the Israel String Quartet, with whom he performed in Israel and Europe, and recorded a CD with pieces by Bruckner and Hans Rott for the Dutch label 'Quintone'. He played as well with double bass Jazz artist Avishai Cohen and participated in his 2013 album 'Almah'.
Amit played in Kfar Blum, Abu Ghosh and Zeist (Netherlands) music festivals, and performed with various chamber music groups, as well as with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, 'Meitar' and ‘Musica Nova’ ensembles. Today he performs from time to time with Ensemble Modern (Germany).
Amit has been teaching music in Polyphony Conservatory in Nazareth as well as playing with the Israel Contemporary Players since 2006.
Image credit: Michael Pavia
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