Rotem Braten – Flute
Itamar Ringel – Viola
Marina Fradin – Harp
In an age when getting a public’s attention often involves reaching higher decibels, Rosmarin Ensemble sets its goal to conquer the stages and the hearts of its listeners through the lyricism and beauty enveloped in the wonderful combination of flute, viola and harp. These quasi-Biblical instruments capture and enchant audiences time after time. Rotem, Itamar and Marina are principal players of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and laureates of international prizes in the field of classical music. Their concert programs combine the best of European classics, with music of Jerusalemite and Israeli composers, arrangements of Hebrew and popular songs, and more.
Information on upcoming performances could be found on the ensemble’s Facebook page:
Rotem Braten began her flute training at the Karmiel music conservatory. She later graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the City of Basel Music Academy in Switzerland. She is a laureate of many competitions and a winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarships. She performed with many orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oviedo, Spain. Apart from the Rosmarin Ensemble, she is also a member of the chamber music groups Capitolina Ensemble and Quarantini Ensemble. She is currently a member of the Jerusalem Street Orchestra and Principal Flutist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Itamar Ringel began his musical training at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Receiving scholarships from AICF and DAAD, he graduated from the music academies of Jerusalem, Boston and Berlin. He won the German Opus-Klassik prize in the field of Chamber Music, and the Israeli Minister of Culture’s prize for playing Yinam Leef’s concerto with the Israel Philharmonic. He played as soloist with orchestras in Israel and abroad, as a guest with the Berlin Philharmonic, and more. Was assistant to Tabea Zimmermann at the Berlin Music Academy and wrote a doctorate on Ligeti’s Viola Sonata. Recorded the complete music for viola by Oedoen Partos for the German label WERGO.
Marina Fradin performed with the leading Israeli orchestras, both as orchestral player and as soloist. These include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Gustavo Dudamel and others), the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where she works as principal harpist, and more. In 2011 Marina won the second prize and a prize for performing an Israeli piece, in the first Israeli Harp Competition. In 2018 Marina won the third prize in the 20th International Harp Contest in Israel. Between the years 2003-2014 Marina received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.