Netanel Draiblate

violin, composer

Violinist Netanel Draiblate is a rising star in the classical world. His artistry has been praised as "confident and eloquent." His recent orchestral appearances as well as his performances as a chamber musician, recording artist, and concertmaster serve to highlight his versatility.

This season, Mr. Draiblate's first solo CD, Perspectives, was released by Azica Records. The recording features works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Elgar, Grieg and Kreisler. Future projects include a recording of his original arrangement of Introduction/Theme and Variations on The Star Spangled Banner for solo violin.

Draiblate's recent solo engagements include his debut with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie hall, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and orchestras across four continents including the National Theatre Orchestra of Brasilia, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Le Zion Symphony Orchestra, the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra, MSO Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra, the Tel-Aviv Soloists and the Bursa Symphony Orchestra in Turkey. Hailed as "an extremely gifted and natural violinist with a strong stage personality and charisma," he has appeared with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured China as soloist.

As a chamber musician, as a sought-after teacher, and as an orchestral musician, Mr. Draiblate is in demand for his consummate musicianship.

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    2009-03-23 Lancaster New Era, Lancaster, PA
    "With impeccable teamwork, Shaham and Draiblate presented an enchanting, kaleidoscopic performance of these colorful miniatures."
    (Elizabeth Patton)
    REVIEW from 2009-03-23  
    2009-01-28 Baltimore Sun,
    " …it was certainly easy to appreciate Draiblate's talent for passionate musical communication. There was intensity in his phrasing from the start, a sense of digging into the most soulful elements of Brahms…this was, on balance, an admirable statement of talent and potential."
    (Tim Smith)
    REVIEW from 2009-01-28  
    2010-06-13 The Capital, Annapolis, MD
    " 'He's a great musician, that's the first thing,' Novo said. 'The second thing (is that) he has great musical instincts; great leadership qualities.' (Jose Luis Novo, Music Director, Conductor, Annapolis Symphony )"
    (Theresa Winslow)
    REVIEW from 2010-06-13  
    2014-11-16 The Washington Post,
    ""…Netanel Draiblate, the ensemble's new concertmaster … is a find - a violinist who combines confidence and virtuosity with a playful musical personality - and the concerto came off with such vitality that it sounded as if Bach had written it last week.""
    (Stephen Brookes)
    REVIEW from 2014-11-16  
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    2009-03-02 Baltimore Sun,
    " Of the various solo contributions during the performance, those by Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate proved particularly confident and eloquent."
    (Tim Smith)
    REVIEW from 2009-03-02