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Musicians selected for the 2024 edition

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Naama BEN ZAKEN

Naama BEN-ZAKEN

  • Edition of the Academy: 2023, 2024
  • Nationality: Israel
  • Instrument: Violin
  • Age during Academy: 18
  • Last or current school: Buchman-Mehta School Of Music
  • https://en-arts.tau.ac.il/Music
  • Instrument played: Naama plays a violin generously lent to her by the Jerusalem Music Center.

Born in 2005, Naama is currently a student of Ms. Mila Feldman at the Buchman-Mehta School Of Music, Tel Aviv University, and serves in the Israeli army as an outstanding musician. She studied piano and composition from the age of 10.

Until finishing high school last year (Reut school for arts) Naama played in the young philharmonic orchestra of the Jerusalem Music Center, which she led in many projects. She participated in the David Goldman Chamber Music Program for outstanding young musicians on behalf of the Jerusalem Music Center, beginning in 2020. As part of the "Goldman" program, Naama played in chamber ensembles under the guidance of Professor Assaf Zohar, the cellist Felix Nemirovsky (Israel Phliharmonic Orchestra), and the violinist Sergei Bresler (the Jerusalem Quartet). Also within the Jerusalem Music Center, Naama regularly participated in the "Huberman" program for outstanding string players.

Naama participates in the "Musethica" project, an association for making classical music accessible to audiences with special needs. As part of the Musethica project, Naama played a Quartet recital in the Israeli Music Festival and premiered two pieces written for her by composers Sarit Zondiner and Eyal Malkinson.

From the age of 10, Naama regularly participates in Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse. As part of the course, she participated in master classes with Robin Wilson (Australia), Ulf Wallin (Germany), Qian Zhu (Singapore), Yitzhak Rashkovski (England), the legendary violinist Chaim Taub, among others. She also performed at Keshet Eilon Gala concert (summer 2023) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, where she played in the Keshet Eilon Quartet.

Naama won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Merit scholarships consecutively starting in 2018. She also won scholarships from the Academy of Arts in Graz, Austria, to participate in the “Alte Musik Sommerakademie” (between the years 2019-2022).

Naama participated in masterclasses under the guidance of international violinists such as Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Grigory Kalinovsky, Ida Biller, Esther Hafner, David Grimal, Vadim Gluzman, Sergey Ostrovsky, Shlomo Mintz, among others.

In 2022, she participated in a masterclass competition at the Ra'anana Music Center, and was selected for the master classes by the violinist and pedagogue Boris Garlitsky. In 2023, she participated in the "Keshet Eran" competition in Ra'anana, where she was chosen to win second prize by violinist Mihaela Martin and the cellist Frans Helmerson. As part of the competition, she received lessons and masterclasses with Mihaela Martin.

In the summer of 2023, she participated in the Geneva International String Academy playing concerts with cellist Peter Bruns, Sergey Ostrovsky and Noemie Bialobroda, among others. She participates a second time in 2024.

Naama plays a violin generously lent to her by the Jerusalem Music Center.

 

Naama BEN ZAKEN

 

 

Concert 2021 at the E. Fitzgerald theatre

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