IMG Artists Welcomes Violist Amihai Grosz to our Roster for General Management

8 Feb 2024

IMG Artists is delighted to welcome violist Amihai Grosz to our roster for general management. He will be represented by Senior Vice President Derek Chandruang.

Amihai Grosz has enjoyed a unique career path to date, having founded the Jerusalem Quartet in 1995, and later being appointed Principal Violist of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic in 2010. Invitations for solo work soon followed and have expanded in recent years to include collaborations with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Tugan Sokhiev, Klaus Mäkelä, Nathalie Stutzmann, Ingo Metzmacher, Lionel Bringuier, and Ariel Zukermann. Previously, he has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, National Symphony of Ireland, and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Amihai says, “I’m so thrilled to share that I am now represented by IMG Artists, with the fantastic Derek Chandruang as my manager! Derek and I met many years ago and always wanted to find a way to work together. I’m grateful for his guidance and the opportunity join forces, and I look forward to our amazing journey ahead.”

Derek says, ” Amihai is a formidable musician who is never short on stories! I’ve long admired his signature, robust sound and incredible artistry, which deserves to be heard more widely. I look forward to forging an even more exciting career with him in the years to come!”

Signed exclusively to the Alpha Classics label, Amihai’s first concerto album, released in autumn 2023, featured the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Orchestra National de Lille and Alexander Bloch, with a subsequent release planned for late 2024.

Amihai commenced his 2023-2024 season at the inaugural Tsindali Festival in Georgia, joining Gianandrea Noseda, Augustin Hadelich, and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra for Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a piece he also reprised alongside long-time collaborator Janine Jansen at the 30th anniversary edition of the esteemed Verbier Festival in 2023. The start of 2024 featured a tour to the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre with Daniel Harding and Vilde Frang as part of the 2024 Youth Music Culture the Greater Bay Area, which involved a two-week educational residency with over 100 young musicians from all around China.

Further recent and forthcoming highlights include engagements with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie with violinist Veronika Eberle, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony (Alan Gilbert), Orchestre National de Lyon (Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider), Palermo Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo (Omer Meir Wellber), Grand Teton Festival Orchestra (Donald Runnicles), Concert de la Loge with violinist Julien Chauvin, and the Orchestre National de Lille (Alexandre Bloch).

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve