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A Journey Through
Italian Song Classicsg

Yoram Chaiter
, bass

Irena Zelikson, piano


Bach - The Art of Fugue
Leoncavallo: "Manttinata"

This is the 6th release by bass vocalist Yoram Chaiter for Roméo Records, once again accompanied by the talented Irena Zelikson on piano. This collection of Italian Song Classics is a lovely addition to the Yoram Chaiter catalog.
Yoram Chaiter was born in Ukraine (former Soviet Union). He began his musical education by studying the piano. He immigrated to Israel in 1973. Among the roles he performed are Colline in La Boheme by Puccini, excerpts from Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky and Escamillo in Carmen by Bizet. Appeared in Macbeth by Bloch during the Bloch Festival at the Technion. Performed the role of Cardinal de Borgni in La Juive by Halevy; Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Dr. Dulcamara in L'Elisir D'Amore. Concert repertoire includes Rossini, Haydn, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Wolf, Junger and others.
His extra- musical activities include a degree of Doctor of Medicine and practice as physician. He is actively engaged in cancer research.

Irena Zelikson graduated from the Novosibirsk academy of music piano class (solo and accompaniment) of Prof. Miriam Levinson. She taught piano in a music college and performed with the Irkutsk philharmonic orchestra. Irena immigrated to Israel in 1990, and since then works as a piano teacher at Dunia Weizmann conservatory in Haifa. She performs regularly in concerts as soloist, accompanies singers and performs with instrumental ensembles. She's the winner of the piano duo prize at a contest at Natanya in 1992. Irena appeared with bass Yoram Chaiter in recital during the festival of Kol Hamusica in 2007 and has recorded five CDs for Roméo Records with bass Yoram Chaiter.