Artistic director

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Alexander Pavlovsky, founder and first violinist of the internationally acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet, has established a reputation as a highly accomplished chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in the class of Prof. Matvei Lieberman, and of the Young Musicians Group of the Jerusalem Music Centre, founded by Isaac Stern.

He has collaborated with many famous musicians such as Sir András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Menahem Pressler, Gary Hoffman, Paul Meyer, Sharon Kam, Veronika Hagen and Nobuko Imai. As a soloist, he performed with many orchestras, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev Chamber Orchestra and Israel Camerata.

Alexander Pavlovsky regularly gives masterclasses at universities and music academies in Europe and America, including the Royal Academy of Music in London, the National Academy of Music in Melbourne, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. He was a jury member at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. From 2008, he has been a faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. 

Since 2009 Alexander Pavlovsky is the artistic director of the Zeist Music Days and since 2022 he holds a professorship of string chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

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