Nurit Bar-Josef

Video and Audio

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    IT'S NSO INSPIRING! Beethoven's Grosse Fuge (Jan. 24-26)

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    Meet the Musician: Emil de Cou on Nurit Bar-Josef's influence as concertmaster.

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    Meet the Musician: Nurit Bar-Josef discusses her Vuillaume violin on loan from the Library of Congress

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    Meet the Musician: Nurit Bar-Josef on the Kennedy Center Chamber Players.

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    Nurit Bar-Josef on her job as concertmaster



Biography

Nurit Bar-Josef was appointed Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2001 (then the youngest such appointee to a major U.S. orchestra) by Maestro Leonard Slatkin.  She was previously Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops from 1998-2001 and Assistant Principal Second Violin of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1997-1998.  She studied with Aaron Rosand at The Curtis Institute of Music and continued her studies at the Juilliard School with Robert Mann.

Ms. Bar-Josef’s solo appearances have included the National Symphony, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, St. Louis Symphony, National Philharmonic, and Britt Festival Orchestras.  An active chamber musician, she has performed at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Bay Chamber Festival (ME) and Aspen Music Festival, and festivals in Tanglewood, Portland (ME), Kingston (RI), Steamboat Springs, Garth Newel, and Caramoor, where she performed piano quartets with Andre Previn at his Rising Stars Festival.  She was a founding member of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players for nine years, and is a founding member of the Dryden Quartet.

Ms. Bar-Josef has been a featured guest on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition and has had the honor of performing at the White House with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach.  She is currently playing on a J.B. Vuillaume dated 1871, generously on loan to her from the Library of Congress.
Nurit Bar-Josef

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Gift Shop Items

CD-Beauty of Two, Kennedy Center Chamber Players
CD-Beauty of Two, Kennedy Center Chamber Players

CD— The Beauty of Two
Many of the pieces on this CD feature rapid interactive dialogue between two musical partners.

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