Eckart Lorenzen has served as Concertmaster of the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, the resident orchestra of the Israeli Opera, for over nineteen years. Previously, he served as Concertmaster of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, Italy, the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Italy (under Lorin Maazel), the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He was also a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan, and took part in numerous concerts and recordings. Mr. Lorenzen was a prize winner in several international competitions such as Paganini Competition (Genoa) and Spohr Competition (Freiburg). Together with his wife, pianist Batia Steinbock Lorenzen he won prizes in chamber music competitions such as “Vittorio Gui” Competition (Florence) and Trapani Competition (Sicily). The violin and piano duo gained a worldwide recognition, including several recordings for European radio stations. As a soloist, Mr. Lorenzen collaborated with prominent musicians and ensembles such as Luciano Pavarotti, Shlomo Mintz, Yuval Yaron, Asher Fisch, The Sharon Ensemble, Umberto Michelangeli, Luciano Berio, and others. Mr. Lorenzen studied with Sandor Végh (Végh Quartet), Leon Spierer, Rainer Kussmaul and Ruggiero Ricci. Recently, Mr. Lorenzen has been collaborating with Maestro Daniel Oren as soloist and Concertmaster, and has appeared with him worldwide.