Ron Selka was introduced to the friends of Zefunot Culture with a concert also featuring the pianist Revital Hachamoff and the soprano Shosh Lagil.
Ron Selka, Principal Clarinetist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, has appeared in recitals and chamber music concerts in Europe, the USA and Israel. He has performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta as well as with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon LeZion and the IDF Chamber Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Ron Selka was a prizewinner in both the Coleman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions in the USA (1994). He has collaborated with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin and Mischa Maisky, Mira Zakai and Aviram Reichert. He is a founding member of the New Israel Ensemble. His festival appearances include the Israel Festival, Kfar Blum and Pro Festival (Germany). He is a faculty member of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University and frequently records for Israel Radio.
As a member of the IPO, Mr. Selka has performed under the baton of distinguished conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gustavo Dudamel and others.
Born in Israel, he studied with Mr. Eli Heifetz and Mr. Richard Lesser. He earned his B.M. and M.M. at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied with Eli Eban and James Campbell and where he won the Woodwind Concerto Competition (1994).