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Rosmarin Ensemble

Step into a captivating realm where the Rosmarin Ensemble seeks to conquer both stages and hearts in this noisy age. Their mesmerizing combination of flute, viola, and harp envelops listeners in a world of beauty and lyricism.

Meet Rotem, Itamar, and Marina, esteemed principal players of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, lauded with international prizes in classical music. Their concert programs blend the finest European classics with music from Jerusalemite and Israeli composers, along with delightful arrangements of Hebrew and popular songs.

Prepare to be enchanted as the Rosmarin Ensemble casts its musical magic, captivating audiences time and again.

Marina Fradin
Marina Fradin began playing the harp at the age of 7 in St. Petersburg under the tutelage of K. Meleyba and Professor A. Varosyan. After moving to Israel, Marina continued her studies under Y. Roubinski at the Thelma Yellin School of Arts and later completed her Bachelor's degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University in 2011. In recent years, Marina has performed extensively with prominent orchestras and conductors in Israel, both as an orchestra member and a soloist. These include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (under the baton of Z. Mehta, Y. Levi, G. Dudamel, and more), the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

where she currently serves as the principal harpist (P. Schatzman, S. Salwan, and others), and more.

In 2011, Marina was awarded second prize and a special prize for performing an Israeli work in the first Israeli Harp Competition. In 2018, she achieved third place in the 20th International Harp Contest in Israel. Between 2003 and 2014, Marina received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Dr. Itamar Ringel was born in the United States in 1980 and has been the principal violinist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra since 2018. He was awarded the "Opus Klassik" Prize for the year 2021, the most significant award in Germany for classical music recordings, for his recording of an arrangement for chamber ensemble of Mahler's Symphony No. 10. He has also received the Israeli Minister of Culture Award for his performance of Israeli music. He has performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the 21st Century Ensemble, and other orchestras both in Israel and abroad.

In the field of chamber music, he has performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall in New York and with Gidon Kremer at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He has served as guest concertmaster with European orchestras such as the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Camerata, and the Valencia Opera under the baton of Zubin Mehta. He has also worked as a substitute violinist with the Berlin Philharmonic.

In the realm of teaching, he worked as an assistant to violinist Tabea Zimmermann at the Berlin University of the Arts and taught courses for young talents in Germany, the United States, and Israel. In 2009, he completed his doctorate on the Jewish composer George Ligeti’s Viola Sonata with the support of the Dan-David Foundation. Currently, he is working on a comprehensive album of works by the Israeli composer Eden Partosh in a joint production by German radio and the Wergo label for new music. He resides in Katamon, is married to Oshrat, and is the proud father of Amitay, Talia, ayala,and Yehonatan.

Rotem Braten
Rotem was born in Israel in 1992. She began her flute studies at the Conservatory of Kiryat Tivon and later served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an outstanding musician. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied under Mr. Yossi Arnheim, and a Master's degree from the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland, under the guidance of Mr. Felix Renggli. She has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in various projects and tours, as well as with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada in Spain. Currently, she serves as the principal flutist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Rotem has won numerous competitions from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, including woodwind competitions, concerto competitions, the Dean’s Award for Performance Art, chamber music competitions, and more. She received the Audience Favorite Award in the Aviv Competitions in 2015. She has performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Street Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and others. Rotem has been the recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2007