Shmuel Zemach passes away
Long time Israeli promoter Shmuel Zemach has passed away. He was the first promoter in Israel, and until his death the President of Promoters and Producers association in Israel.

Zemach promoted many artists, amongst others Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Simon & Garfunkel, the London musical Mamma-Mia (twice), Julio Iglesias, Luciano Pavarotti, Enrique Iglesias, Cliff Richard (3 days ago), the Scorpions, Guns`n Roses, Metallica, Aerosmith and many many more…

Zemach was a very close friend with among others Harvey Goldsmith and Marek Lieberberg.

Since its inception, Zemach Productions has become a multi-functional company specializing in the promotion, production, and organization of national events, theater, ballet, folk dancing, art and artists, including many internationally acclaimed performers of the entertainment world

Beginning in the city of Petach Tikva’s (where he grew up) Municipality Youth Department, ZEMACH started out organizing events for various youth organizations. He was appointed a member of the ‘10 Years State of Israel Celebrations Committee’ and became a representative for the Kibbutzim Movement Festival, an annual art/entertainment festival taking place in Haifa. In time, ZEMACH was sent by the Prime Minister’s office to the United States in order to acquire further knowledge, experience and expertise in organizing and coordinating events, exhibitions and sight and sound shows.

ZEMACH was later appointed Adm. Director of the Giora Godik Theater, producer of the musicals: My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and more. Since then SHMUEL has become an independent promoter and producer. He is also the impresario, agent and personal manager of many leading Israeli artists.

Shmuel Zemach’s funeral will be held today (Monday) and our thoughts go out to his son Yoav Zemach and the rest of his family and friends.

Pictured: Shmuel Zemach (right) and his son Yoav Zemach (left)