Itamar Erez


“Mr. Erez's mastery of the instrument is incredible; he plays with astonishing ease and comfort. Moreover, his communication with the audience is superb, and he is able to connect with every listener in a deep and personal way” (L. Amdour, UBC student)

Itamar Erez has made Vancouver his home 2 years ago after establishing himself internationally as a well sought-after guitarist, composer and teacher. 

His approach to teaching is unique and he enjoys sharing his vast musical knowledge with his students of all levels.  His new book “Exercises & Etudes- An Advanced method for the Finger-Style Guitarist” shares some of his insights with guitarists all over the world, and now with Vancouver-based students and teachers.

As a teacher, Itamar gave guitar masterclasses at the “Vancouver International Guitar Festival”, “Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase (Woodstock NY), “Tel-Aviv International Guitar Week” (Tel-Aviv, Israel) and at the prestigious “Codarts Uiversity for the Arts” (Rotterdam, Netherlands). He will be adjudicating at the Richmond Music Festival Nov 2017.

He is known as a master, not only of the classical music genre, but also of many other genres such as jazz & flamenco. Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.

Itamar has released 3 CDs of his original music and his upcoming performances in 2017/18 will include concerts in Germany, Israel, Canada & USA. Itamar will play at the Carnegie Hall Apr 2018, and this will be added to the list of prestigious venues Itamar has played in- such as the Sydney Opera (Australia), the Barbican Centre (London UK), the Royal Opera House (Muscat, Oman), and the Megaron (Athens, Greece).

For more info on Itamar, visit his website at

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