(Washington, D.C. Nov. 14, 2018)--Acclaimed international violinist and composer Federico Nathan, winner of the B’nai B’rith Uruguay “Fraternidad Award” for 2017, is visiting Israel this week as a guest of the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem on his first visit to the country. As part of his extensive itinerary, Nathan will present master classes at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the School of Music at Tel Aviv University.
He will give one performance as part of the Federico Nathan Project, where he will be accompanied by Israeli musicians Assaf Hakimi on bass, Katia Tubul on piano and Roy Oliel on drums.. The performance will take place in the presence of Uruguayan Ambassador Bernardo Greiver and will include some of Nathan´s original compositions and jazz standards.
The “Fraternidad Award” is a signature project of B’nai B’rith Uruguay that has brought Uruguayan performing and visual artists to Israel for 35 consecutive years and takes place alongside a bi-annual project that brings Uruguayan scientists to Israel.
Nathan, born in 1986 in Montevideo, is one of the greatest improvisational violinists of our time. He performs as a soloist in ensembles and orchestras around the world. As a versatile musician, he participates in projects of a wide range of musical genres and leads his own project, which serves as an outlet for his fervent creative curiosity. Nathan calls his work “music for the inner child.” While the focus of the project is on contemporary jazz and improvisational music, Nathan eagerly embraces a wide variety of aesthetics and styles.
His project started in Montevideo in 2008, when Nathan and his brother Maximiliano, who plays the vibraphone, began playing their own musical compositions. In his music, Federico Nathan proposes a journey through different sound universes, erasing the barrier between classical music and popular music by creating a profoundly imaginative sound, free of prejudices.
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