- Concert Artist
- Professor at the Penn State University (USA)
- Artistic director of the Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves
Max Zorin began studying the violin at the age of five with his father and gave his first performances when he was eight years old. He later came to the United States to complete his bachelor´s degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy De Lay . He holds a masters degree from Yale University where he studied with Peter Oundjian and expects to complete his doctoral degree from Stony Brook University A First Prize winner at the Corpus Christy International Competition, Max Zorin´s performances have received glowing reviews throughout three continents. Recent highlights include performances with Maxim Vengerov in France and previous solo and chamber music engagements featured Max Zorin at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Aspen Music Festival, Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, Staller Center of the Arts at Stony Brook, Noble Recital Hall of Luther College and on various classical radio stations. Notable performances abroad featured Max Zorin at the Tel Aviv University ,the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and highly acclaimed live performances on French television networks and national radio stations. An avid chamber musician, Zorin was featured as a guest artist with the Philadelphia Piano Quartet, Parker String Quartet, Omega String Quartet, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and has collaborated with artists such as violinists Sergiu Schwartz, Susanne Hou, bassist Thomas Martin and Martha Katz (Cleveland String Quartet) among others. Max Zorin harbors a strong commitment to contemporary music, he recently premiered works dedicated to his father and himself by the late Joseph Dorfman in Israel and in the summer of 2007, he will premiere new works with renowned jazz violinist Didier Lockwood.
Eager to share his musical expertise, he assisted Dorothy De Lay at the Juilliard School and held a teaching assistantship at Yale University. He regularly gives master classes in the US and abroad. He has been on the teaching faculties at the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves (France) and at the Summer Music Academy of Thessaloniki (Greece). Max Zorin has been on the violin faculty at Penn State University since 2005.