GAL NYSKA
Cellist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture awarded Gal Nyska a scholarship for his further studies and musical development in 2009 and 2011.

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BIOGRAPHY

Gal Nyska is active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He is founding member of the N-E-W trio, winner of Fischoff and Coleman competitions, two of the most important national chamber music competitions in the United States, and of the 2009 Aviv Competitions (first prize and audience prize) in Israel.

Mr. Nyska made his New York solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra at Avery Fischer Hall under Dennis Russell Davies. Additional performances include solo, chamber music, and recital appearances at the Grand Salle des Invalides (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall (Boston), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Jerusalem Music Center, Henry Crown Theatre, and concerto engagements with the Las Vegas, North Carolina, Bangor, Raleigh, and Durham symphony orchestras, among others. He has collaborated with artists such as Sergio Azzolini, Ilan Gronich, Shmuel Asheknasi, Pamela Frank, Charles Neidich, and Atar Arad, and has taught cello at Juilliard as the assistant of Prof. Joel Krosnick.

He frequently collaborates with and plays compositions written by his contemporaries, including Michael Brown, Gilad Cohen, Huang Ruo, Noam Sivan, Avner Dorman, Ronnie Reshef, and Menachem Wiesenberg.

His former teachers include Leonid Zilper and Joel Krosnick and he has taken part in master classes with Yo Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Bernard Greenhouse, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. He has also been a participant in the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove and has taken part in the seminar's Open Chamber Music session. He is currently based in Berlin where he is active as a freelance chamber and orchestral musician.