Assaf Chen

    Grant Recipient

    Zürich, Switzerland


    Assaf Chen was born in 1990, Israel. He began playing the Horn at the age of 10 at the Rammat-Gan Conservatory, with Mr. Yaakov Kling. Then, he studied at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts with Mr. Michael Slatkin.

    After the IDF military service, between 2011- 2015,  He completed his B.A studies at The Buchmann Mehta Academy of Music – Tel Aviv University at Prof. Chezy Nir class. Throw that period, He had been awarded with expellant scholarships grants from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation, for outstanding young Musicians.

    In this days, He study at The Zürich Hochschule der Künste –Switzerland, for the M.A
    studies, at Prof. Nigel Downing and Radovan Vlatkovic class.

    Over the last years He performed in varied festivals with solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Germany, Austria, French and Switzerland: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Branlager Maikonzerte, Samedan Musik Festival, Gstaad Musisk Festival, and Vienna International Saxophone Festival.

    In addition he attended in master class in Europe and work with some of the top horn professors and player, including: Andre’ cazalet, Christian Lampert, Julie Landsman,Thomas Hauschild, Eric Terwilliger, Markus Maskuniitty, Paco Rodriguez, Jörg Brückner,Peter Hoefs, Sibylle Mahni , Esa Tapani, Tim ball, Jonatan Lipton, Christian Stroup, Saar Berger, Sava Stoianov, Valentin Garvie, Tim Johns, Glen Borling ,Misha Graul, Bruno Schneider, Szabolcs zenpleni and Froydis Ree Wekre.

    Also, He preformed with many orchestra in Israel and Europe including:
    The  London Symphony Orchestra, The Biel Symphony orchestra, Mannheimer Pilhrmoniker,Zurich Symphoniker, The Ra’nana symphonette, The Beer-Sheva Sinfonietta, MEITAR Ensemble,The Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, Swizerland Youth Symphony  Orchestra, Mediterranean Youth Symphony  Orchestra, etc
    And work under the conduct of Sir Simon Rattle ,Zubin Mehta, Carlo Rizzi, etc