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Shmuel Katz

Instrument: Viola, Principal

Member Since: 2007

Hometown: Ramat Gan, Israel

First Memorable Musical Experience: Playing a master class for Josef Gingold at age 10. I played Mozart’s Adélaïde Concerto. Gingold gave every person who finished playing one piece of chocolate. I got three!

Mozart Minute: Shmuel Katz (Will Play for Chocolate)

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra violist Shmuel Katz opens up about studying with Josef Gingold as a child at the Jerusalem Music Center—and his teacher's sweet post-concert ritual. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians:

Meet the members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in this Emmy Award–winning series.