Ofer Falk

Role

Professorial Staff - Violin & String Chamber Music

Area of work

Strings Department

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Biography

Born in Israel in 1967, Ofer studied with the legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher in Tel-Aviv and later with Professor Dora Schwarzberg in Vienna. Isaac Stem, Pinchas Zuckerman, Josef Gingold, Menahem Pressler and members of the Guarneri and the Borodin Quartet have also coached him. Ofer is now an associate professor of violin at Trinity Laban.

Much of his work has been as a chamber musician; first as leader and founder member of the Schidlof Quartet (1994-2001), and now as leader of the newly formed Falk Quartet (2001), performing with such artists as Murray Perahia and Jack Brymer.Ofer has performed as a soloist with most of the major Israeli Orchestras in the UK at the Barbican, QEH and the Purcell Room. In Russia, Ofer has performed as a soloist and recitalist in most of the main venues, including the Bolshoi and Mali Saal in Moscow. Orchestral experience includes two years as leader of the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra (1996-1998), guest leading with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as well as frequently guest leading the English Chamber Orchestra. In February 2003, Ofer made his debut performance as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra and was immediately re-invited for subsequent performances.

Creative Outputs

Awards:

  • Awarded annual scholarships by the America-Israel cultural foundation (1981-1992) for solo and chamber music studies 
  • The Henryk Szerying special prize in 1993
  • Tchaikovsky 10th International Competition in Moscow 1994
  • Montreal International violin competition 1995

Broadcasts:

Live and recorded broadcasts of Concertos and Recitals include:

  • BBC Radio 3
  • German Radio, Berlin
  • Israeli Broadcasting Authority Television and Radio performances
  • Russian State Radio and Television
  • Canadian (CBC) Radio

Recordings:

Discography includes three CDs with the Schidlof Quartet (Linn Records) and one with the Falk Quartet (Black Box Label)


 

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