Zivoni has an outstanding reputation for his unaccompanied recitals. At the Cheltenham International Music Festival he played works of Bach, Ysaÿe and Paganini alongside the world-premiere of Whettam’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3, repeating Bach and Whettam at Bach’s final resting place, the famous Thomaskirche in Leipzig. Zivoni later performed Gerard Schurmann’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, the composer himself conducting.
Recordings (for the Meridian label) include CDs of Mozart Sonatas, Volume 1 of Bach’s unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas, which featured as Recording of the Week for the BBC World Service. With pianist Anthony Goldstone, Zivoni made the very first recording of all three Mendelssohn Violin Sonatas. Volume 2 of the Sonatas and Partitas brought Zivoni’s unaccompanied Bach recordings to completion.
In his Chamber Music activities, Yossi Zivoni led the celebrated Gabrielli String Quartet (1995 - 2000) and in 2004 formed the Zivoni Quartet. For ten years he was Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival at Entrecasteax, in Provence, France.
As a violin teacher, Yossi Zivoni has attracted talented students from all over the world, many of them occupying eminent positions in the musical profession. He has given master classes in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East.
Yossi Zivoni taught at the Royal Northern College of Music (1968 - 2005). At present from 1997 he is Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music London. He is frequently a jury member of international competitions.