Gil Sharon/Artistic Director
The Amati Ensemble (founded in 1992) is the brainchild of the highly acclaimed Dutch violin virtuoso, Gil Sharon.
A greatly acclaimed soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician, Gil Sharon garnered many international solo prizes and has performed with legendary musicians from Shlomo Mintz to the Borodin Quartet. As professional musicians the world over attest, Gil Sharon’s ability to excel as a chamber musician, orchestral leader and soloist of great merit put him in the coveted category of star-musicians at the very top of a competitive vocation.
Since its inception in 1992, the Amati Ensemble has met with great succes throughout Europe. Many well-known soloists including Shlomo Mintz, Jeremy Menuhin, Nobuco Imai, Tabea Zimmerman, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Jaap van Zweden and Han de Vries have performed with the Amati Ensemble. In 1993 the ensemble released its debut CD featuring the works of Mozart and Spohr. Since then several more discs have been released, including the works of Clara Schumann, Händel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schubert. In August 1994, the Amati Ensemble met with great critical acclaim at the Old Krakow Festival in Poland. Since that time, invitations to perform in Canada, Greece, Israel, France, Germany and Spain have followed. In the last 5 years the Amati Ensemble toured Canada, Israel, France, Czech Republic and other European countries.
The Amati Ensemble features in their own chamber music series in the city of Maastricht since the fall of 1995.