The Virtuosi of Tel-Aviv ensemble combines musicians of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which is under the direction of maestro Zubin Mehta, was created in 1996 by the violinist and composer Alexander Povolotsky.The ensemble consists of three violins, viola, cello and bass. Highly praised throughout the world, the Virtuosi ofTel Aviv has performed at various international festivals in Israel and abroad, besides, they toured across the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.Virtuosi of Tel Aviv have a variety of programs ranging from traditional Jewish music to classical music in jazz arrangements. Furthermore the ensemble often performs with internationally acclaimed opera singers. Such renowned musicians as Zubin Mehta, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin and Shlomo Mintz have highly praised the performing art of the ensemble and its director Alexander Povolotsky. In 2008 “Virtuosi of Tel Aviv” performed together in a new program with ensemble of soloists “Virtuosi of Moscow”. The new program for those two ensembles was arranged by Alexander Povolotsky. The ensemble is now recording there new CD and on March 2015 were on tour in Russia where they played concerts with the soloists “Virtuosi of Moscow” ensemble.
“...Alexander Povolotskyhas a great talent for arranging of different instrumental combinations,
especially music of the lighter genre. His intimate knowledge of string instruments,
being a wonderful violinist himself, gives him the advantage of bringing out quality that only a fine string player would know...”
Maestro Zubin Mehta
Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
“...I’ve heard the transcriptions for three violins of Alexander Povolotsky, and was impressed by his compositions.
I am very impressed with the performance Of this trio.
I strongly recommend Mr. Povolotsky to all concert halls and Recording studios.
His music brings joy to people of all professions and, of course, to myself...”
“...All compositions and arrangements for different group of musicians was written by A. Povolotsky- shows a big professional
talent and individual. His talent as a soloist either performance or recording bring pleasure to all who loves music...”
Members of Virtuosi of Tel Aviv
Alexander Povolotsky violin Vladislav Krasnov viola
Marianna Povolotsky violin Dmitri Golderman cello
Eugene Povolotsky violin David Segal c. bass