Ofer Falk

Ofer Falk

Born in Israel in 1967, Ofer Falk studied with the legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher in Tel-Aviv and later with Professor Dora Schwarzberg in Vienna.

Ofer has won numerous prizes in international competitions including the Henryk Szerying special prize (1993) and top prizes in the Tchaikovsky 10th International Competition in Moscow (1994) and Montreal International Violin Competition (1995).

Ofer made his debut performance as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in February 2003 and was immediately invited back for subsequent performances. Other UK venues at which Ofer has performed concerti include The Barbican, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Saint Martin in the Fields and The Purcell Room.

Internationally, his performances have been broadcast on both radio and television, including BBC Radio 3, German Radio-Berlin, Israeli Radio and Television, Russian State Radio and Television and Canadian Radio (CBC).

Ofer is an accomplished chamber musician. He was founder member and leader of the Schidlof Quartet (1994-2001), the Falk Quartet (2001-2003) and since 2007 has been leading the Allegri String Quartet, performing with artists such as Murray Perahia and Jack Brymer. He has recorded three CDs with the Schidlof Quartet (Linn Records), one with the Falk Quartet and three with the Allegri Quartet.

Ofer is a Professor of Violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Trinity College of Music in London.

Ofer plays on a 1661 violin by Nicolò Amati of Cremona.