SHULAMIT SARID
Cellist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Shulamit Sarid was awarded a scholarship by Zefunot Culture in

2009 and 2016.

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Shulamit Sarid, born in Jerusalem in 1993, began studying the cello at age 5 with her mother, the cello teacher Mrs. Bluma Sarid at the Israel Conservatory. In 2009 she graduated from the Thelma Yellin School of the Arts with special distinction, and in 2014 she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University under Prof. Hillel Zori and Mrs. Chagit Glaser. Shulamit received her Master’s degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance under Prof. Zvi Plesser and continues her studies for Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould Conservatory (The Royal Conservatory) in Toronto, Canada on a scholarship supported by the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust.
 

Shulamit performed as a soloist with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra in Mann Auditorium (Tel Aviv, 2009). She has won the AICF scholarships since 2001 and a scholarship with distinction in 2009 and 2015. Shulamit won the Tel Aviv University Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2010 and 2013), the Tel Aviv University Chamber Music Competition (First Prize in 2011, Second Prize in 2012), the Jerusalem Academy of Music Chamber Music Competition (Second Prize, 2015), the Gritz String Competition (Second Prize, 2016), a recommendation from the Paul Ben Haim Competition (2006), and the Turgeman Competition for strings (First Prize, adult category, 2009).

 

In 2012-2013, Shulamit was chosen to play in the Gertler Quartet, the representative string quartet of the Buchmann Mehta School of Music under Prof. Avi Abramovich. She has also won scholarships from Ronen, Zefunot Culture, Buchman Heiman and Rehovot Soroptimist Foundations.


Shulamit is a Keshet Eilon Summer Course 2009 and 2011 alumna. She participated in courses for chamber music and orchestral playing of the Israel Cello Society and the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Festival (Massachusetts, 2010), in the String Quartet Workshop and the Young Artists Orchestra, and has received a special grant from the AICF for participating at the Tanglewood Festival; Master classes for Strings and Winds at the Banff Centre (Canada, 2015) with a full scholarship; and the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem - Weimar (Germany, 2015). She was a principal cellist in the Buchmann Mehta School of Music tour to Brazil (2011), and was accepted to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian scholarship program for chamber music for the academic years of 2014 and 2015 at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In the Summer of 2016, Shulamit attended the Aspen Music Festival and School 2016 (Colorado, USA) with full scholarship.


She has participated in masterclasses with the cellists: Janos Starker, Lynn Harrell, Miklós Perényi, Uzi Wiezel, Gary Hoffman, Louis Claret, Ralph Kirshbaum, Wolfgang Laufer, Robero Gini, Alisa Weilerstein, Michel Strauss and Frans Helmerson.


Shulamit served in the IDF Outstanding Musician Unit. She played for the Music for the
Community Project of the Education Corps and daily performed for the elderly, the sick, and children with special needs. In 2012, she had the opportunity to play in Poland in the ceremony at Auschwitz on the Holocaust Memorial Day, as part of her army service, through a delegation called “Witnesses in Uniform”.