Vera Vaidman, violinist, violist

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For those looking to mark what is being called Women's History Month this March, they'll need look no further than Ms. Vaidman's series [complete works by J.S. Bach for unaccompanied bowed instruments] for a colossal achievement in the field of classical music. ... It was a tremendous evening. Brava!
New York Concert Review, March 27, 2018
Vera Vaidman's Bach concerts are surely a highlight of the 2018-2019 concert season.
Pamela Hickman's Concert Critique Blog, Tel Aviv, March 24, 2019.

Brahms -- Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25. Andras Schiff, piano; Vera Vaidman, violin; Philipp Naegele, viola; Vivian Burton, cello. Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA.

F. Schubert -- Fantasy for violin and piano, D.934. Vera Vaidman, violin; Emanuel Krasovsky, piano.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vera Vaidman studied in Moscow -- first at the Central High School of Music and later at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Her major teachers were Boris Belenky and David Oistrakh.

Immediately upon arriving in Israel, she took part in Isaac Stern's master courses at the Jerusalem Music Centre and went on to appear frequently as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist, and chamber music performer. She was heard with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and Andre Kostelanetz, the Israel Chamber Orchestra under Rudolf Barshai, the Jerusalem Symphony, led by Gerard Schwarz, Lukas Foss and other conductors, and with all the other orchestras in the country.

She has toured Europe as recitalist and soloist with orchestras, performing, inter alia, the entire Bach violin solo repertoire and the 10 violin sonatas by Beethoven. Performed recitals at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities. On Paul Hindemith's 100-th birthday, she played his violin concerto at the Hindemith festival in Stuttgart, Germany; she also appeared as soloist in the Dvorak violin concerto in Concepcion, Chile. Vera Vaidman has given recitals in New York (at the Merkin Hall), Chicago, New Haven, Rochester, N.Y., at the Oberlin, Smith and Dartmouth Colleges, Radford University and Virginia-Tech Institute in Virginia, Northern Royal College of Music in Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge Universities (Great Britain), Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Music Academy of the Zagreb University, Seoul National University (Korea), as well as the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and was heard as a soloist with Jerusalem Symphony in the USA. Her Israel-recorded CD has won international critical acclaim. In December 2005 she gave the world premiere of the violin concerto by Alexander-Uriyah Boskovich (written 60 years ago, but its final version never performed before). In 2014, she premiered in Israel (February) and New York (March 26) the transcription for violin solo, by Noam Sivan, of the Liszt B-minor Piano Sonata. Her recording of the Sonata was issued on the Romeo Records label (New York), #7134.

Twice she was invited to participate in the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, performing and recording there with Rudolf Serkin, Andras Schiff, Philipp Naegele, and other artists. She also took part in Israel's Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival and went on European tour with a group of the Festival participants.

In addition, she participated in St. Cyprien festival in France, Gotland and Sommarmusik pa Naset festivals in Sweden,  the Esbjerg Chamber Music Festival in Denmark, Encuentros Internacionales de Musica in Alcobendas (Madrid), Spain, CIM Festival at Weikersheim Castle, Germany, Dino Ciani Festival in Italy, and Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice, France.

Vera Vaidman was a founding member and artistic co-director of the semi-annual chamber music festival in Zichron Ya'acov, Israel. For eight years she was the first violinist of the former H.Gertler string quartet, appearing with that group in the framework of Israel Festival and on tour in France, Spain, England, Belgium and Germany. Vera Vaidman has also served the music director and leader of Ramat Hasharon Camerata women string orchestra.

Since 2007 performs also on viola. During the 2012 - 13 season, presented at the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv the complete works by J. S. Bach for unaccompanied bowed instruments: three sonatas and three partitas for violin as well as six cello suites (on viola). Has performed Bach recitals on both instruments also in Spain, Germany, Finland and Poland.

In March 2018 presented, during two consecutive weekends, the Bach's complete works for solo bowed instruments on the Bargemusic concert series in New York.

Also in New York, in July 2018, appeared as guest violist with Semplice Players ensemble.

Member of the faculty at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Vera Vaidman has conducted master-classes in USA (the Colburn School in Los Angeles, Oberlin, Smith, Dartmouth Colleges), England (Royal College, London, and Northern Royal College in Manchester), France (CNR Conservatoires of Paris and Boulogne), Germany, Denmark (Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen), Sweden (Royal Music College, Stockholm), Italy (Bologna Conservatory, and Vivace ma non troppo Festival in Tuscany, August 2023 - where performed with, and taught alongside, Miklos Perenyi and Jean Sulem), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Georgia (Tbilisi State Conservatoire), Croatia (the Music Academy of the Zagreb University), Finland (Turku Conservatory), Poland (Bydgoszcz Academy of Music), Serbia (Novi Sad Academy of Music), Hungary, Turkey and taught for 15 consecutive years at International Summer Academy in Suolahti, Finland. She also performed and taught at Mantta Summer Festival and Academy as well as the Youth Piano Academy in Finland, and the International Summer Academy in Nice, France.


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