The Kennedy Center

Zukerman ChamberPlayers


A prodigious talent recognized worldwide for his artistry, Pinchas Zukerman has been an inspiration to young musicians throughout his adult life.  In a continuing effort to motivate future generations of musicians through education and outreach, in 2002 the renowned artist teamed up with four protégés to form the Zukerman ChamberPlayers.  Despite limited availability during the season, the ensemble has amassed an impressive international touring record of over 110 concerts and has performed with some of today's most prestigious artists. The Zukerman ChamberPlayers has recorded four discs on the CBC, Altara and Sony labels.  The latest album, featuring Schubert's Trout Quintet and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major with Yefim Bronfman, was released in May 2008.

  During the 2009-2010 season, the Zukerman ChamberPlayers returns for its fourth season of exclusive New York City engagements at the 92nd Street Y, inspiring a musical interest in future generations with pre-concert lectures.  In November the group returns to Washington DC's Kennedy Center, and performs in Kingston, Ontario and Toronto. The ensemble will spend a week in Europe, performing throughout Germany, Armenia and Greece. The Zukerman ChamberPlayers returns to South America for its third tour in August 2010. 

Previous seasons have seen a prestigious lineup of worldwide debuts for the ChamberPlayers. During 2008-2009, the group went to Israel, Istanbul and China, and debuted in Russia as part of a televised concert at Moscow's December Lights Festival. The ensemble also had its debut tour in New Zealand during the summer of 2009, performing in six different cities.

The Zukerman ChamberPlayers has appeared regularly at the most prominent festivals throughout the United States, including the Ravinia, Aspen, Tanglewood, La Jolla and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festivals. Additional worldwide engagements have included London's BBC Proms, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Italy's Cortona Festival, and performances in Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier, Barcelona and Copenhagen.   

 Zukerman ChamberPlayers