Artists

Prof. Haim Taub, violinist (Israel)

Prof. Haim Taub, violinist (Israel)

Haim Taub served as First Violin for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly 20 years. He founded the Tel Aviv String Quartet, with whom he appeared in concerts in Israel and abroad. One of the most renowned violin teachers and master classes worldwide. His numerous students met with great success and won international awards and serve as leading musicians in music centers, universities... Read more
Eyal Shiloach, violinist (Israel)

Eyal Shiloach, violinist (Israel)

Eyal Shiloach, violinist (Israel)

Born in Israel in 1963, Eyal Shiloach studied the violin with Ilona Feher, Pyotr Bondarenko and Haim Taub. During his studies, he appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchesta. At age 14, he won first prize at the IBA Young Artists Competition. He was the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and participated in the... Read more
Aviva Haim-Tovim, pianist (Israel)

Aviva Haim-Tovim, pianist (Israel)

Israeli pianist Aviva Haim Tovim specializes in virtuoso piano playing and has knowledge and unique experience in piano art performing. Graduated com laude from the Haifa Rubin Conservatory and continued her piano performance studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music with Prof. Bracha Eden, Prof. Alexander Tamir, Prof. Beny Oren, Allan Sternfield, Amy Maayani and more. She plays and teaches... Read more
Orit Shiloach, singing and voice teacher (Israel)

Orit Shiloach, singing and voice teacher (Israel)

Orit Shiloach graduated with distinction the Rubin Academy of Music and French Philology studies both in Tel Aviv University. A recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships, she completed advanced studies at the International Vocal Arts Institute of the Israeli Opera and with Prof. Rudolf Knoll in Città di Castello in Italy. As soloist she has appeared with the Tel Aviv Symphony... Read more
Ina-Esther Joost Ben-Sasson, cellist (Israel)

Ina-Esther Joost Ben-Sasson, cellist (Israel)

Since her immigration to Israel in 1989, Ina-Esther Joost has been the Principal Cellist and frequent soloist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. German born, she studied with Pierre Fournier, Sergiu Celibidache and Enrique Barenboim after receiving her Soloistʼs Diploma at the Hamburg Stateʼs Music Academy, Germany. Having won top prizes, including the Diploma of the Tchaikovsky Competition,... Read more
Prof. Elisaveta Blumina, pianist (Germany)

Prof. Elisaveta Blumina, pianist (Germany)

Eminent pianist Elisaveta Blumina belongs to a generation of young musicians who put the music centre stage and do not surrender to every demand by the music business. This has not gone unnoticed and has earned her an ECHO Klassik award, together with her trio "Ensemble Blumina", for the best recording of chamber music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries. Elisaveta Blumina has been among... Read more
Bavat Marom, singing and voice teacher (Israel)

Bavat Marom, singing and voice teacher (Israel)

Bavat Marom began her artistic journey as a painter, a dancer and a composition student of Prof. Abel Ehrlich in her native Israel. She traveled to Austria to undertake vocal studies with Prof. Rudolf Knoll at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She then was invited to continue her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Opera. While at... Read more
Gilad Harel, clarinetist (Israel)

Gilad Harel, clarinetist (Israel)

The extended musical activity of the clarinetist Gilad Harel ranges from classical to modern music, free improvisation, klezmer, salsa and pop. He performs in recitals and as soloist in Europe and Israel. As soloist he appeared with the Turin Philharmonic, Geneva Camerata under David Greilsammer, the Richmond Symphony in USA and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frédéric... Read more
Dan Rapoport, conductor and clarinetist (Israel)

Dan Rapoport, conductor and clarinetist (Israel)

Dan Rapoport is the Artistic Director of the Quadrivium Ensemble Orchestral (Venice, Italy). He served as Principal Guest Conductor with the Florence Symphonietta. He has conducted in Italian opera houses such as Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Filarmonico Verona, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Malibran Venice. He has conducted in Macerata Opera Festival, Israel Festival, Monteverdi Festival, David... Read more
Martina Silvester, flutist (Germany)

Martina Silvester, flutist (Germany)

 After studies in Munich and Paris, Martina Silvester continued her training with courses in baroque flute, historical performance and improvisation. As an orchestral musician, she played with many renowned orchestras in various countries throughout Europe and has worked with distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Krzysztof Penderecki, Friedrich Haider, Shlomo Mintz, Pavel... Read more
Dr. Uri Brener, composing and piano teacher (Israel)

Dr. Uri Brener, composing and piano teacher (Israel)

Uri Brener was born in 1974 in Moscow, began playing the piano at the age of 4 and began composing at the age of 7. After studying and performing in Russia, Germany and Holland, he moved to Israel, where he got his PhD with excellence in composition. His music is performed and broadcast worldwide. As pianist, he performs in concerts in Israel and abroad both alone and in cooperation with... Read more
Prof. Mara Mednik, pianist (Germany)

Prof. Mara Mednik, pianist (Germany)

Mara Mednik was born in Leningrad and began playing the piano at the age of three, at five years of age she played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Leningrad, at seven she was accepted at the Special School of Music, which she graduated with a silver medal. Later, she studied at the Conservatoire of Leningrad under Professor Golubowskaya and completed her doctorate with honors... Read more
Beygale Orkestra

Beygale Orkestra

Celebrating 10 years of musical activity, Beygale Orkestra, is a French street-band that performs Klezmer music, seeking to recreate the original sound and style of this genre which was played by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe to New York. The band's six members, who are playing the clarinet, violin, accordion, cimbalom, trombone and double bass, are swinging this expressive repertoire... Read more
Jérôme Block, accorionist (France)

Jérôme Block, accorionist (France)

Born in 1977 in France, accordionist and pianist Jérôme Block devoted himself to improvised music and jazz before turning to traditional music and particularly klezmer. Initiated in the group "Dobranotch" with the musicians Olec Drobinski and Mitya Khramtsov in the early 2000s in Nantes, he was involved in the creation of projects related to klezmer music, including the "Beïgale... Read more
Mihaï Trestian, cimbalom player (Moldavia)

Mihaï Trestian, cimbalom player (Moldavia)

Born in Moldavia, Mihai Trestian was born into a musical Gypsy family. He studied at the Kishinev Music Conservatory and received first prize in Moldavia's leading competitions, before becoming a member of the Orchestra Tele Radio Chisinau Folclor, appearing with it in its European concert tour. Eventually he settled in France where he took part in numerous musical projects. In 2002,... Read more
Marine Goldwaser, clarinetist (France)

Marine Goldwaser, clarinetist (France)

Marine Goldwaser began her artistic journey on stage in her father's Yiddish Theatre Company. She studied the recorder and clarinet at the Conservatory of Strasbourg and continued her studies at the CNSM in Lyon, researching the roots traditional flutes of Romania, gaining her a master of research and interpretation in 2014. She performed with various ensembles of ancient and traditional... Read more
Simon Nicolas, percussionist (France)

Simon Nicolas, percussionist (France)

Born in Nantes in 1979, Simon Nicolas began studying the piano at the age of 7 and started playing the drums at age 13. At 14 years old he joined his first ensemble and started playing on various Nantes stages. He studied drums with Jean Chevalier, Daniel Garcia-Bruno, Simon Goubert, Louis Moutin and participated in master classes led by Claude Tchamitchian, Andy Emler and Marc Ducret. He... Read more
Amit Weisberger, violinist (France-Israel)

Amit Weisberger, violinist (France-Israel)

Born in Jerusalem, Amit Weisberger began to learn the violin at age 7 at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv. After a long halt of several years he settled in Paris and returned to the violin as professional musician. He discovered Klezmer music at an advanced stage in life, was impressed and specialized in the genre. In the last ten years he organized yearly teaching workshops for klezmer music... Read more
Emad Dlal, oud player (Israel)

Emad Dlal, oud player (Israel)

An accomplished musician, Emad Dalal is head of Eastern Music Department in Tzfat College and conducts the Almaghribia Andalusian Orchestra in Ma'alot-Tarshiha. He is a winner of first prize of the Ministry of Education Composition Competition of 1994 and recipient of excellence scholarships from Bar Ilan University. Together with the musician Shlomo Gronich he founded the Amadi Ensemble.... Read more