MOSHE HAMMER AND SAN MURATA
September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT$20
Admired for his artistic style, unique interpretations and vibrant tone, violinist Moshe Hammer is Hungarian-born, was raised in Israel and studied there with Ilona Feher. As a student of Jascha Heifetz he was a medal winner at the Concours Jacques Thibaud in Paris.
Hammer’s tours have taken him across North America, Europe, Israel and the Far-East. His performances have consistently energized critics, thrilled audiences and earned respect among his colleagues.
A naturalized Canadian, Moshe Hammer has traveled the concert venues of the world and performed with many symphony orchestras. He was also the founder and leader of the Toronto based chamber group, The Amadeus Ensemble.
As member of Da Camera, he has thrilled audiences in Canada, the US and Europe with regular visits to the Netherlands, including the world renowned Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Moshe is a regular and welcome guest in various music festivals on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He brings to his performances a charismatic stage presence, a tone of unmatched subtlety, vitality and artistry of the highest order.
Hammer loves to work with young musicians and offers master-classes everywhere he travels. His wide ranging discography reflects a multi-faceted talent.
In 2007 Moshe launched The Hammer Band – From Violence to Violins. With this project, school kids in priority areas are presented with free music lessons and violins.
One of a handful of people playing jazz violin, Murata has become one of the most in-demand and appreciated musicians on the Toronto jazz scene. San’s approach to jazz violin is one that emphasizes pure melody and romantic lyricism. His charming music evokes the atmosphere of a Paris salon or a Manhattan tea room. San has played with most of Toronto’s top jazz musicians, including Norm Amadio, Jake Langley, Bernie Senesky, Neil Swainson, Mark Kieswetter, Tony Quarrington, Danny McErlain, and the late Bob George, to name a few. The National Jazz Awards has nominated San as “Best Violinist of the Year” four times. San has appeared at the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival every year since 1994, at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope, the Picton Jazz Festival, and has also performed four tours of Japan. He lives in an historic small town east of Toronto just outside of Trent Hills.