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 Tibi Cziger

Tibi Cziger

“An exciting Soloist” (New York Times), “Cziger gave a beautifully paced and colorful performance…” (Washington Post), “Full of Taste and Musicality” (Ha’aretz), “Cziger’s playing this evening was truly magical and hypnotic” (Peninsula Reviews).
Israeli Clarinetist Tibi Cziger is the first woodwind player ever admitted to the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School, from which he graduated in 2008. He is also the artistic director and founder of the Israeli Chamber Project, an initiative bringing young and outstanding Israeli musicians together for chamber music projects in Israel and the US.
Mr. Cziger is a frequent recitalist and soloist and enjoys exploring new repertoire for the clarinet, including his own arrangements to works originally not for the clarinet. Solo appearances include concerti with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Tivoli Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, Metropolis Ensemble, and Israel Chamber Orchestra among others. Mr. Cziger has performed as guest clarinetist with the Oslo Radio Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway), Israel Philharmonic, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra among others, and was recently appointed as principal clarinetist of the Israeli Camerata Orchestra.
As a passionate chamber musician, Mr. Cziger has performed a vast amount of chamber literature for the clarinet, with various concerts in live and recorded television and radio broadcasts on channels in Israel, Europe, and the US. Recent venues include Barge Music, Zankel and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Terrace Theatre at Kennedy Center, LACMA’s Bing Theatre, Jerusalem Music Center, and the Musikverein (Vienna). He is a regular participant at Musique en Brionnais (France), and has also performed at the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Tivoli Festival (Denmark), Craftsbury Chamber Players, iPalpiti International Festival, and the West Eastern Divan Workshop under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in tours across Europe and the USA. Mr. Cziger holds an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School, M.Mus degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.Mus. degree magna cum laude from the Tel Aviv music Academy. He studied clarinet with Charles Neidich, Yehuda Gilad, Richard Lesser, and Itzhak Kazzap.
Mr. Cziger is a winner of the Leni Fe Bland Foundation Scholarship, Irene Diamond Scholarship, Jerome L. Greene Scholarship, Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, and the Irving Berlin scholarship. He is also a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships 1997-2003, and in 2003 he received the AICF special scholarship for studies abroad. As of Summer 2010 Mr. Cziger is a Selmer-Paris Artist.