|Demonstrates musicality, technique, articulation, pacing||00h:00m:40s|
|Hear the trumpets at the beginning||00h:02m:34s|
|Match the rhythm the trumpets are playing; there is some give and take||00h:02m:56s|
|Arrival at letter S: each note is important. Try not to play with agogic accents||00h:03m:58s|
|Last two notes are part of a larger phrase||00h:06m:50s|
|Sforzando after letter S||00h:10m:35s|
Michael Israelievitch, Timpanist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, works with Alex Wadner on the coda of the 1st movement from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Ludwig van Beethoven
SYMPHONY NO. 9 ("CHORAL")
Timpani and Percussion
Recorded Date: 29-04-2013
Hailed by The New York Times for his “infectious charisma” and by the Toronto Star as a “very stylish and subtle musician”, percussionist Michael Israelievitch is widely recognized for his innate musicality and “electrifying” artistry (The Pioneer Press).
Principal Timpanist of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 2010, Mr. Israelievitch is in high demand as an orchestral player, having appeared as Guest Principal Timpanist on several occasions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, and on tour with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed as percussionist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony.
As a percussion soloist, Mr. Israelievitch has appeared with several orchestras, most notably giving the world premieres of new concertos by Kelly-Marie Murphy and Alexander Levkovich with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. During the 2011-12 Season, he gave his Minnesota concerto debut with the SPCO and conductor Roberto Abbado, performing James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel to critical acclaim.
Mr. Israelievitch has collaborated with artists including Martha Argerich, Measha Brueggergosman, Nelson Freire, Peter Oundjian, and his father Jacques Israelievitch, and has performed chamber concerts at the Verbier, Ottawa, Chautauqua, and Tanglewood music festivals, and in New York City at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. He has premiered dozens of works by leading composers including Samuel Adler, Bruce Adolphe, Michael Colgrass, and Libby Larsen.
A former student of Daniel Druckman and Roland Kohloff at the Juilliard School, Mr. Israelievitch completed his Master's Degree in 2007 at Boston University under the tutelage of Timothy Genis. Following these studies, he spent two and a half seasons as Timpani Fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach—an organization for which he has since returned as teacher and coach.
Mr. Israelievitch presently serves on the percussion faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and has also taught classes at the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar. In addition to being a Zildjian Orchestral Artist, he endorses Evans Drumheads.