The David Goldman program is designed to cultivate the gifted young musicians in Israel through playing in chamber ensembles that work throughout the year. In 2010, the Goldman family, with the help of the Jerusalem Foundation, decided to make a contribution that ensures the continuity and prosperity of the chamber music field for many years, to commemorate the father of the family, David Goldman.
The ensembles consist of string, wind instrument and piano players aged 11-18. Playing in the ensemble allows the young musicians an encounter with masterpieces and gives them a basis for musical deepening, listening, sensitivity to sound and teamwork. As part of the work, the young musicians meet prominent Israeli and international artists. To develop their performance skills, the students participate in many concerts in special concerts for the community on important stages in Israel, for students in elementary schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
As part of the program, about thirty outstanding chamber ensembles work throughout the country each year. The ensembles hold weekly rehearsals during the school year and participate in courses during the Hanukkah and summer vacations. The program is led by violinist Sergei Bressler, himself a graduate of the Jerusalem Music Center and a member of the Jerusalem Quartet, which was founded at the Music Centre as part of this program.