MASHA MERSHON
Violinist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture introduced Masha Mershon to its audience and awarded her scholarships in 2012 and 2013.

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Israel in 2001, Masha Mershon started her violin training aged five with Svetlana Simannovsky. From 2008, she has been studying with Elena Mazor at the Givatayim Conservatory.  

 

Masha won second prize at the "Turgeman Competition" (2009) and first prize at the "Tel-Aviv Competition" (2011) in which year she also took part in the  "Gesharim" International Chamber Music Festival in Tel-Aviv.

 

In 2012, she performed in recitals throughout Israel and as a soloist with the Keshet Eilon Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Eduard Grach. During this year, she also performed with the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra conducted by Noam Zur, The Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble with  Barak Tal and The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Roni Porat.

 

Masha performed at The America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 73rd Anniversary Gala in New York (2012) and in the Keshet Eilon benefit concert in New York (2014).

 

She is an active participant of Keshet Eilon seminars and The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She participated in the Perlman Music Program (2016) and The David Goldman program for Outstanding Young Musicians (2015-2016).

 

Masha has taken part in master classes with Irina Svetlova, Vadim Gluzman, Miriam Fried, Gyorgy Pauk, Ivry Gitlis, Julian Rachlin and Itzhak Perlman.

 

She has received scholarships from Zefunot Culture  and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.  

 

(November 2016)