NOGA SHAHAM
Violinist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture introduced Noga to its audience and awarded her a scholarship in 2017.

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BIOGRAPHY

Noga Shaham was born in Israel in 2001 and has been playing the violin for 7.5  years.  This is her fifth year studying with Dr. Guy Figer at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. She currently studies at the Thelma Yellin High School of Arts.

In 2014, Noga gave her solo debut playing a Mendelssohn concerto with the Ra’anana Youth Symphony.  The same year she performed the Bruch concerto with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-Letzion. In 2015 she returned as a soloist to the Israel Symphony, conducted by James Judd, performing the Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins. In June 2015 Noga performed at the highly prestigious ‘Stars of Tomorrow’  concerts  in Austria, as well as at the Crans-Montana Classics Festival in Switzerland, invited by Shlomo Mintz.

Since 2012, Noga has participated in the David Goldman Chamber Music Program at the Jerusalem Music Centre as a violist and the Ilona Feher Institute for gifted violinists. Since 2010, Noga has participated and performed at the Keshet Eilon violin courses. In the summer of 2014 she participated in the International Summer Academy in Semmering, Austria and the National Art Canada strings course, directed by Pinchas Zuckerman in Ottawa.

Noga participated in the 2016 residency of the Perlman Music Program in Israel, and performed at the Genesis Award ceremony at the Israeli Knesset, when awarded to  maestro Itzhak Perlman. Noga was one of the youngest participants at the Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, Virginia for the last two summers, and ­recently performed at the 20th anniversary gala concert of the Institute with director of the Curtis Institute, Roberto Diaz.

Noga played in masterclasses for Ivri Giltlis, Catherine Cho, Mimi Zweig, Grigory Kalinovsky, Kolja Blacher, Michaela Martin, Ilya Kaler, Elmar Oliveira, and Miriam Fried.