violinist

Ivry Gitlis

  • August 22, 1922 Haïfa (Israel)

Biography

Ivry Gitlis is one of the most popular violinists of his time. He has succeeded in combing the integrity of a demanding musical career with original and renewed artistic experiences.

Originally from Ukraine, Ivry Gitlis’ parents settled in Israel in 1921. Ivry Gitlis was born a year later in Haifa. His parents were not musicians yet encouraged musical development in their son by offering him his first violin. His progress was prodigious. He studied with Ms. Velikovsky, (a pupil of Adolf Busch) and gave his first concert at the age of seven. Concerned about completing his musical education, Ivry Gitlis settled in France and was admitted to the Conservatoire in Jules Boucherit’s class. With his diploma under his belt, he decided to perfect his tuition with Georges Enesco, Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud.

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