The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, held every year for two weeks in September, is renowned for an exceptional repertoire as well as unique meetings with first ranking soloists who do not usually meet each other on one stage in other frameworks.The Festival has achieved incredible success among Israeli audiences with concerts performed to packed halls. Medici Arts presents the highlights of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival 2008. Elena Bashkirova, the artistic director, says: "Our festival has grown into an internationally acclaimed event".
Bonus: Documentary about the Festival behind the scenes
“Andy Sommer's cameras show us plenty of the ornate hall of the Jerusalem YMCA and allow us to sense and remotely join the relationship between performers and audience deepening during the course of a work - especially in slow movements - with a directness that the formal visual obstacles presented by orchestral music often obscure.”
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