Area of Study
M.M. The Juilliard School
B.M. University of Southern California
Critics have described violinist Nurit Pacht as having “instrumental technique to burn, and temperament to equal her dexterity” and her sound possessing “a full pallet of colors.” She was a top prize winner in the Irving Klein International Music Competition in California, the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland and the Kingsville International Music Competition in Texas. As a soloist she was featured on tours with the Pacific Symphony, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Houston Symphony and the Young Israel Philharmonic. She has performed as guest soloist with major orchestras in Romania and Poland, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Des Moines Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the National Symphony in Columbia, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Filarmonica di Roma (in Italy). Championing new music, Noam Sherif dedicated his violin concerto “Dibrot” to her and she has performed with Philip Glass and Pierre Boulez. In 2015, she performed for Pope Francis on his visit to New York and gave a recital tour of Ukraine funded by the State Department. In 2017, she recorded as soloist with the English Symphony Orchestra for Toccata Classics. Her Wigmore recital debut in London was released by Nimbus Records. With her husband and co-composer, guitarist Rami Vamos, she regularly performs in Lincoln Center’s Passport to the Arts programs geared towards audiences with disabilities and in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society’s CMS Kids. Her students have won scholarships to top conservatories, important positions in leading orchestras and accolades as soloists.