Einat Aronstein
Inbar Solomon
Netta Huebscher
Ofir Schner
Zohar Alon
Daniel Tanchelson
Inbar Navot
Avinoam Shalev

Avinoam Shalev

harpsichord, pianoforte

Born in Israel in 1989, Avinoam began his piano studies at the age of six. He studied with Prof. Asaf Zohar, Prof. Tomer Lev and at the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts in Givatayim, Israel. In 2011, he graduated with a B.A in harpsichord performance with Dr. Marina Minkin (cum magna laude) and musicology (cum laude) from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He also studied organ as a minor subject with Mr. Alexander Gorin. Avinoam also received tuition from Prof. Zvi Meniker on harpsichord and historical pianos in various workshops in Israel and in Hannover, Germany. In October 2012 he began his studies toward a Masters degree in historical keyboard instruments with Prof. Meniker in Hannover. In 2009 Avinoam participated in a music course titled “towards the romantic era – the shift of paradigms around 1800” held at Schloß Kremsegg in Austria, a castle hosting a large collection of 18th-20th century original pianos. Since 2011 Avinoam is part of the Accademia Villa Bossiplayers. This project includes master-weekends and concerts and recitals in Italy.

 

In April 2011 Avinoam was requested to substitute for Fazil Say in an Israel Philharmonic Orchestra subscription concert, playing Schubert’s “Trout” quintet. Since 2009 Avinoam has been working as a pianist at the New Israeli Opera house. He has worked with such esteemed musicians as Patricia McCaffrey and David Stern and has gone on tour to Moscow and Kiev with several of the house’s singers.

 

Avinoam is also an adamant contemporary music performer. In 2005, he was part of the world premiere of Mirage by Zvi Avni, in 2006 he played Steve Reich’s Sextet in a masterclass given by the composer himself, in 2007, Pascal Dusapin’s Etude no. 5 in a concert honoring the composer and in his graduation recital, a piece by the composer Alona Epstein dedicated to him. Avinoam is a recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation excellence scholarships since 2002.

 

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Inbar Navot

viola da gamba, baroque bassoon

Born in 1984, Inbar began her Bassoon studies aged 14 under Mr. Maurizio Paéz, later adding to that the viola da gamba, which she studied first with Ms. Myrna Herzog, then with Mr. Amit Tiefenbrun. She graduated from both the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, having received many awards from both institutions. She was principal Bassoon player in the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony orchestra, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble (2007 – 2008), the Beer-Sheva Symphony and the Israeli Camerata (2009 – 2011). She played viola da gamba with the Barrocade ensemble and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra. Inbar is recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2004.

 

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Daniel Tanchelson

baroque viola

Born 1985, Daniel started playing the violin at age 7, switching to Viola at age 14. Studied in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance under Ms. Lilach Levanon. Has been guest musician with many ensembled and orchestras including the Israeli Camerata and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. Performed in many festivals, nationwide and abroad, most notably as principal violist in the World Youth Orchestra.

 

Daniel is a member of the prestigious Israeli Haydn Quartet and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, where he received tuition from Andrew Parrot, Walter Reiter and Shalev Ad-El. He has been the recipient of the America Israel Foundation Award since 2007.

 

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Ofir Schner

baroque violin

Born in Kibbutz Lohame HaGetaot, Ofir studied at the conservatory of Matte Asher under Osnat Yehieli, and at 17 years old started her studies with Nava Milo at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Ofir holds a B.Mus degree from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music where she studied under Nava Milo. She is currently studying at the Kunstuniversität Graz under Ida Bieler (violin) and Susanne Scholz (baroque violin).

 

Ofir played in the Kibbuzim Youth Orchestra, with whom she was also soloist, and in the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. She participated in the Jerusalem Music Center seminars as well as in many international music festivals in Germany, France, Italy and Israel, and in many violin master classes. As baroque violinst she received tuition from Walter Reiter, Stanley Ritchie, Erich Hoebarth and Susanne Scholz.

 

Ofir is currently a member of the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, with whom she also recorded to “Kol Hamusica”. She has been the recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation excellence scholarships between 2005-2011.

 

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Zohar Alon

baroque violin

Born 1988 in Kfar Azah, Zohar started playing the violin at age 4 and studied in Sha’ar HaNegev, Jordan Valley and Emek Izrael. Zohar holds a BMus degree in Violin performance as well as an MMus in Music Education, both from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University where he studied under Yaïr Kless, Milla Feldmann and Nava Milo. He is currently studying at the Kunstuniversität Graz under Ida Bieler (violin) and Susanne Scholz (baroque violin).

 

Zohar plays regularly with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (musical direction – David Shemer) and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble (musical direction – Barak Tal). Has received tuition from Hagay Shaham, Miriam Fried, Ilan Gronich, Jonathan Brick, Michael Weimann, Eugenia Popova and Zakhar Bron. As baroque violinst he received tuition from Walter Reiter, Stanley Ritchie, Erich Hoebarth, Roberto Gini and Susanne Scholz. Zohar participated in many international music festivals in Germany, France, Italy and Israel and has been the recipient of the America Israel Foundation Awards between 2007 – 2008.

 

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Einat Aronstein

soprano

Israeli born Soprano, Einat started out as chorister with the Moran choir and the Moran Vocal Ensemble, with whom she performed extensively nationwide and abroad as well as in such productions with the Israeli Opera as La Bohème, Carmen, Werther, Turandot, Tosca, Otello and more. Her first operatic roles as soloist with the Israeil Opera included Orit in Little Magic Flute (Mozart), the Shepherd Boy in Tosca (Puccini), Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), the Girl in A Crescent Moon Tale (Shenhav) and Knabe in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). She later sang the role of Bastienne in a “Magic Sounds – Stage Lights” youth opera production of Bastien und Bastienne (Mozart). Some of her more recent roles were The Dead Child in the world premiere of A Child Dreams after Hanoch Levin (Gil Shohat), Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe (Lehár) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart), the latter two produced by the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv in 2011-2012. Her theatre appearances include various roles in And the Rat Laughed (Ella Milch-Sheriff), Badenheim 1939, Was it a Dream andFly Away (Milch-Shriff) in the Cameri theatre.

 

Einat was guest artist with most Israeli orchestras including the Israeli Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Rishon leZion Symphony and Haifa Symphony orchestra, Symphonette Raanana and the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Dan Ettinger, Yishay Steckler, David Sebba, Stenley Sperber, Mendy Rodan, Eitan Globersohn, Uri Leschmann, Malcolm Singer and many more. As concert artist Einat has collaborated with some of Israel’s most renowned pianists, among whom Arie Vardi is most notable, and has given recitals in Holland, Scotland, France and Vietnam.

 

In 2012 Einat graduated the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music where she studied under Ms. Efrat Bin-Nun. She has been the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation awards for outstanding musical performance since 2008. Additionally she won a scholarship from theIsrael Vocal Arts Institute Foundation, First Prize in the School of Music Vocal Awards for 2009-2010, was finalist in the prestigious Spring vocal Competition in 2012 and recently won the Atle Vestersjø Young Talent Award the 3rd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2013 Einat won the Second Prize at the Concorso lirico città di magenta in Italy and the Audience Prize at the Concours International de chant des Châteaux en Médoc 2013 Bordeaux-France. She has Recently performed as a soloist in Festival Classique the Hague with the Den Haag Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rumon Gamba, and sang the second woman in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), and Shepherdess in Venus and Adonis (Blow) in Production of The Innsbrucker Festwochen  der Alten Musik, Austria.

 

These days she is based in Berlin.

 

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Netta Huebscher

recorders

Born 1986 in Tel Aviv, Netta studied recorders with Leora Vinick and piano with Maxim Steinberg, later adding flute, which she studied with Martha Klempner. She has been regular participant in chamber ensembles and consorts as well as in the Jerusalem Early Music Workshop where she studied under Gerdien Tanja. In 2014 she was guest student at the Centre d'Études Superieurs Musique et Danse Poitou-Charentes where she studied with Claire Michon ("Les Witches") and participated in numerous master classes with Dominique Ferran, Pascal Dubreuil and Gwenaël Bihan ("Le Jardin des Délices", "Ensemble Céladon"). 

 

In 2012 she has completed her B.A. degree magna cum laude in Music and Literature in Tel Aviv University and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, where she also studied Organ performance under Mr. Alexander Gorin. As participant in the Royal College of Organists masterclasses in London, where she received tuition from Neil Cockburn and Henry Fairs, she also performed at the prestigious St. Michael Cornhill concert series. During the B.A. she exended her interests to include choral singing, was member of two chamber choirs (under maestro Ronen Borshevsky and Gila Brill) and founded her own vocal octet, "Mixed". In 2009 – 2010 she was recipient of the School of Music Musicology Department scholarships, and in 2011 won the Inbar Atiya award for outstanding academic achievements in the Humanities. She is also the recipient of the Musicology Department prize for Outstading Academic Essay for 2012. She is currently completing her M.A. in Musicology in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Apart from her academic work Netta is largely interested in several European musical traditions, principally Irish, Swedish and French traditional musics. She participated in courses in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and other various masterclasses, studying under the likes of Conal O’Grada and Eamonn de Barra. She has been flutist in various Israeli traditional groups, among which Black Velvet is most notable. She has also studied Swedish traditional fiddle music with Linnea All Campbell ("Beata Bermuda", "Lajka"). 

 

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Inbar Solomon

recorders

Inbar Solomon is a Recorder player, active in her homeland Israel and in Germany – where she gratuated an M.A. in Music Performance at the Nürnberg Music Academy (guided by Jeremias Schwarzer). She completed her B.A. in Music Performance at the Buchman-Mehta Music Academy in Tel Aviv University (guided by Bracha Kol). Along with her performance studies, Inbar is a researcher in the field of Music Cognition, in the framework of M.A. in Musicology at Tel Aviv University, where she also completed B.A. in Psychology.

 

In addition to her activity as a performer of early music, Inbar enjoys performing Israeli and international contemporary music. She collaborates with composers from Israel, USA, England and Argentina, and in the past year numerous new pieces were dedicated to her. She played at the annual concert of the Israeli Women Composers Forum, where she premiered five pieces. She was a guest of the Israeli national classical radio station, “Kol Hamusica”, in numerous programs dedicated to her recordings. She has won excellence scholarships throughout her studies, from the German Koehler-Kast foundation, the America- Israel Cultural Foundation, Bnei Brit and the Buchman- Mehta Music Academy.

 

Inbar participated in festivals in Israel and abroad, among them the International Organ Week, Early Music Days and Contemporary Music 013 in Germany as well as the Yehiam Renaissance Festival in Israel. She was a finalist at the International Israeli Music Competition in London and won the Contemporary Music Performance Competition at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. She played as a soloist with the Israeli Stage Orchestra, recorded TV performances in Germany and Israel, and participated in the recordings of the opera Cain and Abel (Fleischer).

 

Inbar guides recorder teachers as a part of Karev Foundation’s teachers education program (Ministry of education). In addition, she teaches recorder at the Rehovot Conservatory, where she studied in her youth.

 

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