Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Netanel Draiblate

Hailed as “an extremely gifted violinist with a strong stage personality and charisma,” Netanel Draiblate has concertized across four continents. As a chamber musician, Draiblate has collaborated with Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, ltzhak Perlman, Jaime Laredo, and Cho Liang Lin, performing in many of the world’s premiere venues. Draiblate tours with his duo partner, pianist Lura Johnson, as Times Two in a program dedicated to Brahms and continues to explore the lesser known works for violin/piano duo. A sought-after teacher, Draiblate currently serves as the Director of Chamber Music at Georgetown University, is the Founder and Director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy and serves on the faculty of the Annapolis Young Artists Program and The Levine School serving greater metro-DC area. He has held faculty positions and led master classes at Towson University, Goiania University (Brazil), Brasilia University (Brazil), Recife Conservatory (Brazil), the Holon Young Artists Festival (Israel) and has previously taught at the West Branch International Festival, the Endless Mountain Music Festival, for the World Youth Orchestra and the Campina-Grande International Music Festival in Brazil. Draiblate is currently concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, and the Washington, DC-based PostClassical Ensemble whose mission is to perform works created after 1900. Draiblate studied with the renowned Pamela Frank, Vali Blutner, Hagai Shaham, Shmuel Ashkenasi and David Salness, and has participated in master classes with Isaac Stern, Dorothy Delay, Pinchas Zukerman, Zachar Bron and Miriam Fried. This is Draiblate’s second season with EMF.