Violinist Yonah Zur regularly performs throughout the US, Israel, and Europe as a soloist and
chamber musician in both traditional, as well as contemporary repertoire. He has appeared as a
soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Contemporary Players, and the Israel Camerata
A resident of the Boston area, Mr. Zur has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society, A
Far Cry, and in recital at University of Maine, Orono. Recent festival appearances include Scrag
Mountain Music in Vermont, the Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans, and a third summer with the
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival. He has performed at the Marlboro, Yellow Barn,
Tanglewood, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern summer festivals, where he shared the stage with
members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, and with pianists Richard Goode,
Gilbert Kalish, and Bruno Canino.
He was a member of the Carmel Quartet for two seasons and served as assistant principal
second violin with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for six seasons.
Yonah Zur is dedicated to the field of Teaching Artistry, and he has performed for and interacted
with audiences of all ages for the past twenty years. He has been teaching and coaching young
musicians since he graduated from his formal studies, and proudly considers his students a
source of inspiration and learning.
Yonah Zur is devoted to new music, and has given numerous world premieres, including the
premiere performance of the Violin Concerto by his father, Menachem Zur. His recordings of
works by Louis Karchin, Chester Biscardi, Paul Moravec and Robert Cuckson have appeared on
the Naxos, Albany Records, and ArkivMusic labels.
Mr. Zur graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance having studied with Avi
Abramovich, and earned his Masters at The Juilliard School with Robert Mann. He was a
recipient of the AICF scholarships from 1995-2003.