Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Amiram Ganz

Amiram Ganz was born in Montevideo. He began his violin studies in Uruguay with Israel Chorberg, pupil of Leopold Auer, Ilya Fidlon and Jorge Risi. At the age of eleven, he won the Jeunesses musicales competition and then continued his studies with Richard Burgin in the United States and with Alberto Lysy at the International Chamber Music Academy in Rome. From 1974 to 1979, he was a Fellow at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where Victor Pikaisen became his teacher. As a finalist and winner of several international competitions (Long-Thibaud / Paris, ARD / Munich, etc.), he became in 1980 the first solo violin of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 1987 to the founding of the Trio Altenberg he was the violinist of the trio Shostakovich more than three hundred concerts worldwide (Concertgebouw / Amsterdam, Old Opera in Frankfurt / M., Conservatory Tchaikovsky / Moscow etc.). In 1994 he founded with Schuster Claus-Christian and Martin Hornstein, Alexander Gebert succeeded 2004, the Trio Altenberg, with which he has since performed across Europe and North America.

As a soloist Amiram has performed concerts under the direction of conductors such as Alain Lombard, Theodor Guschlbauer, James Judd, Hiroyuki Iwaki and others.

Since 1981, Amiram Ganz has also worked as a professor at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in addition to his concert career. He is currently professor of violin and chamber music at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität.

Amiram Ganz plays a violin built by Goffredo Cappa in Saluzzo in 1686, which was put at the trio’s disposal by an anonymous patron.