Students selected for the 2023 edition
Alphabetical order per instrument - Nationality as a country - Last school
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- Edition of the Academy: 2023
- Nationality: Israel
- Instrument: Viola
- Age during Academy: 23
- Last or current school: Manhattan School of Music
- Instrument played: Samuel Zygmuntowicz 1987 Viola, generously loaned to him by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF)
Born in Israel, 2000. Started studying the violin at the age of 7 with Mr Simon Ostrovsky. A graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts and the David Goldman Chamber Music Program at the Jerusalem Music Center. In 2015 continued in his studies with Ms Ludmila Feldman. Currently finishing his degree with Prof Pinchas Zukerman and Prof Patinka Kopec at Manhattan School of Music in New-York.
Natanel has appeared in concerts, international festivals and masterclasses in Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, USA, The Netherlands , Germany and Japan, where he played as principal violist in the symphonic orchestra of The Pacific Music Festival.
As a freelance player he appeared as a principal violist with numerous Israeli orchestras including Camerans ensemble, Ramat-Gan symphony and the Israeli Chamber Orchestra.
Natanel has performed in chamber music concerts and festivals with musicians such as the Jerusalem Quartet, cellist Zvi Plesser (Israel), cellist Michal Korman (Israel), violinist Peter Winograd (American String Quartet,USA) and pianist William Wolfram (USA).
Natanel is a scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Foundation since 2013 and the Ronen Foundation since 2015. He is currently playing on a Samuel Zygmuntowicz 1987 Viola, generously loaned to him by the AICF.