Since its foundation in 1977, The Jerusalem String Trio has received wide recognition as a vital factor in the Israeli Musical Scene. The ensemble appears regularly throughout Israel and has been heard in numerous live and recorded performances for Israel Broadcast Authority. In 1981 the Trio made an extremely successful debut, in concerts and broadcasts in several European countries. Since then they have visited many European countries, appearing in concerts at Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Salzburg Festival, Festival Cervantino - Mexico, and South America.
In 1994 they made their first tour to Japan. In 1996 the Trio participated in the first Forbidden- City International Music Festival in Beijing - China. The Jerusalem String Trio recorded for various broadcasting corporations, including the BBC. In addition, the Trio has recorded CD's for the English "Meridian" company, the Dutch "Channel Classics Studio" company, and the Israeli "CDI" company. The Jerusalem String Trio performed with artists such as: Radu Lupu, Yefim Bronfman, Haan De Vries, Simon Dent, Abie De Quant, Daniel Adni, and Ralf Gothoni. All three artists are members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, performed as soloists with the major Israeli orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and are greatly involved in chamber music activities in Israel and abroad.
Rimma Kaminkovsky, violinist
Violinist Rimma Kaminkovsky's earliest studies were in Odessa, former U.S.S.R. and later in Warsaw, Poland. Upon immigration to Israel in 1969 she continued her studies in Tel-Aviv, and subsequently with Prof. Shmuel Ashkenazi in the U.S.A. She taught at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and was assistant concertmaster at the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. In recent years she has made solo appearances with the J.S.O. and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, of which she is a member.
Robert Mozes, violist
He began his studies in Romania with Edith Broch, and later graduated from the Cluj Academy of Music. After coming to Israel in 1977 he continued to study under Prof. Rami Shevelov at the Tel-Aviv Rubin Music Academy. A year later he became a member of the I.P.O. with which he has since made a number of solo appearances. He has also appeared with various chamber groups in Israel, the U.S., Canada and Japan, and in radio broadcasts as violinist and violist.
Yoram Alperin, cellist
Yoram Alperin commenced his studies of the cello at age seven in his native Romania. In 1960 he came to Israel and became a student of Prof. Uzi Wiezel. While a student at the Tel-Aviv Rubin Academy of Music, he was a repeat first prize winner of Sharett Foundation of the America- Israel Cultural Foundation. He joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1971. He has made solo appearances with the I.P.O. and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
"An inspired performance, that time seemed at an enraptured standstill."
"(The Jerusalem String Trio) emerges with the skills and potential to match its contemporaries anywhere."
Jewish Chronicle, London
"...a Concert of the highest bearing... the response to their performance evoked a marvelous encore by Mozart... the three artists, with sonorities of remarkable balance, conquered the audience from the first stroke of their bows."
Andre Vidal, Paris
"...a perfect partnership... string culture of the finest, most colourful and free virtuosity."
"A delightful encounter."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"...an ideally integrated ensemble that pays attention even to the smallest details of unity and sound balance."
Leo Hoorst, Amsterdam
"Magnificent interpreters... were deeply immersed in their music making, showing great talent."
"This trio is a perfect instrument performing music in the natural manner of the great chamber music groups."
El Norte de Castille, Spain
"...a beautiful and homogenous sound. The interpretation was intelligent, the style was elegant but also very dramatic. The Jerusalem String Trio gave us a splendid evening."
Ambito Financiero, Buenos Aires
"The first thing that one perceives when hearing The Jerusalem String Trio, is perfect intonation ...their key is musical perfection."
"The three members are really maestros. The technique of the three members was superb."
Hasegawa Takehisa, Tokyo (1994)
"The Jerusalem's Serenade is quite delectable..Ensemble is very good with every member moving in perfect accord... the Jerusalem String Trio offers an equally valid account whose innocent charm pictures the work as a delightful and capricious divertimento masquerading as a serenade."
"...their music possesses one united expression beyond the high accuracy of their ensemble."
Ongaku no tomo, Tokyo (1996)
"The Jerusalem String Trio raised the electrical voltage with an emotional performance. The violinist Rimma Kaminkovsky was more than great with her beautiful open sound, the musical fluency and her leadership. The viola of Robert Mozes projected waves of warm sound full of poetry and the cellist Yoram Alperin stood out with his beautiful lyrical musicality. It was the highest level of chamber music making, homogeneous and unified".
Yedioth Ahronot (1999)