Monday, July 20, 2015

Itamar Rashkovsky: 2nd Prize, Violin, Cat.C | 2015

Itamar Rashkovsky began playing the violin under the guidance of Natasha Boyarsky of the Menuhin School of Music. Accepted to the Royal College of Music (JD) aged 10, he continued studying with Boyarsky under a full scholarship funded by the Tsukanov Foundation.

Itamar has given performances in the UK, USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Croatia and Slovenia in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Israeli Opera House. Itamar has also performed and made recordings on the BBC, IBA (Israeli Broadcasting Authority) and Slovenian television.

In competitions, he was awarded 1st prize in four consecutive years at the John Evans String Prize–Kings College School Wimbledon (2010-2013), 1st prize at the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition – Royal College of Music JD (2012). In 2012 he won 1st prize at the Peter Morrison Concerto Competition at the Royal College of Music JD. This led Itamar to perform Szymanowski Violin Concerto No1 with the RCM JD Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Richard Dickins. Itamar was a finalist and only British prize winner of the 2013 Kloster Schoental International Violin Competition in Germany. In 2014, Itamar was also the sole recipient of the historic KCS Freake Cup, awarded at Cadogan Hall by popular TV personality Vanessa Feltz. In early 2015, Itamar won the University of Manchester (UK) Concerto Competition.