Born in Philadelphia in 1983 to professional musicians from Israel, Giora began playing the violin at the age of four. He has studied with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music, and Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School. Committed to education and sharing his passion for music, Giora regularly seeks out new ways of reaching young violinists and music lovers through technology and social media.
Giora was the First Prize winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Greenfield Competition in 2000, the recipient of a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and in 2005 won the Classical Recording Foundation’s Samuel Sanders Award. From 2004-2006 he was chosen to be a Starling Fellow where he taught as Itzhak Perlman’s assistant at the Juilliard School.
Mr. Schmidt performed with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 16, 2003.
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