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Career Overview

At 14, Mr. Han-Gorski was the youngest participant and prizewinner at the International Music Competition in Warsaw.

 

After receiving a diploma from the Israeli Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, he was invited by the legendary Jascha Heifetz to audition for him in Paris.  Mr. Heifetz then invited him, as a full scholarship student, to take part in his Master Class at the University of Southern California.  At the end of 4 years of study with the Master, Mr. Heifetz presented him with an eighteenth-century Italian violin!

 

Mr. Han-Gorski performed in the Cleveland Orchestra from 1967 – 1970, under the legendary George Szell.  Additionally, he held concertmaster posts with the Metropolitan Opera National Company, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra.  In 1976, he was appointed Concertmaster of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for twenty-five years.  As a soloist, Mr. Han-Gorksi has performed in major cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Salvador, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Israel and all of Europe, receiving great acclaim from the press for his effortless virtuosity and profound musicianship.  In 1986, he founded the ensemble “Virtuosi di Vienna,” with which he toured extensively all over Europe.

 

As an accomplished linguist, Mr. Han-Gorski is fluent in 7 languages.  Forty years after his American debut, after having spent the past 30 years in Vienna, Mr. Han-Gorski has chosen to make Minnesota his home base once again.

Poland

National Music Elementary School and Music Lyceum 

 

Israel

Graduated from the Music Academy in Tel Aviv, Prof. Öden Partos

 

California - USC

4 years with Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose, and Gregor Piatigorski

Worked with such legendary Conductors as:

G. Szell, L. Stokowski, H. v. Karajan, W. Steinberg, E. Ormandy, A. Copland, J. Krips, E. Leinsdorf, S. Ozawa, A. Dorati, S. Skrowaczewski, A. Fiedler, K. Ancerl, I. Kertesz, M. Rudolf, R. F. de Burgos, G. Pretre and many others

Recordings:

  • Recording Activities for Radio, TV, Studios

  • LP Trio recording sponsored by the City of Vienna for the 300th Anniversary of the Institution “Vienna Café”

  • Internationally acclaimed recording of “OPERA TRANSCRIPTIONS” orchestrated for Han-Gorski, with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, (four of the most difficult positions in the violin literature; Othello, Carmen, LeCoq d’Or, Faust)

  • CD recording of Viennese-Hungarian music with his Orchestra for the Japanese label Aeolus

  • as conductor and soloist

 

Languages:

English, German, Polish, Italian, Hebrew (fluently) and Russian, Spanish

Abbreviated Professional Background
 

1966 – 2014

Concert Tours as Soloist:

Appeared as a Soloist and Conductor in US, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Japan, South Korea, Republic of South Africa and Israel

 

1976 – 2001

Concertmaster, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

 

1993

Awarded an honorary title “Professor” by the President of the Austrian Republic and the Austrian Ministry of Education. Master Classes on Solo Performing, Orchestra Playing, Chamber Music

 

1986 – 2000

Tours as a conductor & soloist with his orchestra

“Virtuosi di Vienna”

 

1976 – 1990

Guest Concertmaster with Orchestras in Germany,

Italy and Mexico City

 

1971 – 1976

Concertmaster, Minnesota Orchestra for six consecutive summer seasons

 

1971 – 1975

Associate Concertmaster, Minnesota Orchestra in winter

 

1970 – 1971

Concertmaster, Syracuse Symphony

 

1970

Naturalized in Cleveland as US Citizen

 

1970

Bronze Medal and Prix Suisse (Best interpretation of a work by Swiss Composer), at the Intern Competition in Geneva, Switzerland

 

1966 – 1970

First Violin (Second Desk), Cleveland Orchestra

(under George Szell)

 

1966 – 1967

Concertmaster, Metropolitan Opera National Company (National Tour: 75 cities in 42 weeks) with Risë Stevens, Operatic soprano

 

1962 – 1966

Studied with Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose, Gregor Piatigorski at USC in  Los Angeles.

Freelance in Hollywood Studios and Southern California Community Orchestras