Alice Abram

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Raanana, Israel


    Alice Abram was born in Israel on 22/04/2002. She studies in Raanana Music Center (RMC) – Raanana Conservatory. She started playing the piano at age 6 and was in the class of Alla Astahov. At age 9, Alice also started playing the cello in the class of Ella Toovy, and from the following year – in the class of Luba Rabin and starting from this year in the class of Zvi Plesser.

    Alice participates in RMC Aviv Musical Competitions and several times she won the first prize in both piano and strings categories.

    In 2016, Alice won an Encouragement Award at Ashdod Piano Competition “Piano Forever” and, in the same year, she received “American-Israel Cultural Foundation” scholarship for her piano performance.

    In 2017, Alice won the second prize at Paris Flame Musical Competition in cello category and, in the same year, she received “American-Israel Cultural Foundation” scholarship for her cello performance.

    In 2019, Alice received “American-Israel Cultural Foundation” scholarship in cello category and, later this year, this Foundation loaned to her one of its cello instruments.

    Alice is a member of the Raanana Youth Symphonic Orchestra and, starting from 2017, she is a cellist of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and was a principal cellist in the 2019 summer tour under the conducting of maestro Lahav Shani. She also plays chamber music in several JMC (Jerusalem Music Center) and RMC trio and quartet ensembles.

    Alice took part in masterclasses of well-known musicians such as Andre Hajdu, Emanuel Krasovsky, Asaf Zohar, Ariel Halevy, and Sonya Rubinsky on piano, and Maria Tchaikovskaya, Uri Vardi, Zvi Plesser, Hillel Tzori, and Gary Hoffman on cello. In 2018, as a cellist, she also participated in chamber music master classes given by Vineta Sareika (Artemis Quartet) and Stephanie Gonlei (Nash Ensemble).

    She also participated in special musical programs: “Chamber Bow” (Jerusalem Music Center), “Young Piano” (Jerusalem Academy of Music), “Soloists of Tomorrow” (Raanana Music Center), and Perlman Music Program held in Tel Aviv and Sarasota, Florida US. She was participating in the following JMC programs: Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and David Goldman Chamber Ensembles Program for Excellent Young Players.


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