About Bar Zimmermann

Bar Zimmermann, born in Israel in 1998, began studying the recorder at the age of 8 with Ganit Polin and the oboe at the age of 12 with Michael Lam. Today she is studying recorder with Drora Bruck and oboe with Omri Raveh.

Bar studies in 11th grade at the classical music class of Thelma Yellin High-School of the Art.

In May 2015 Bar won the third prize in the international ORDA competition in Amsterdam. She won the first prize at Israel’s Conservatory’s competition in June 2015. She won first place in the Givatayim Conservatory’s soloist competition in 2013. In 2012, she won the second prize in the Maestro national music competition sponsored by the Ministry of Education, and she won the Israeli composition prize in the Israeli Recorder National Competition in Yehiam Festival in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, she won the second prize at the Tel Aviv Conservatory’s competition. In 2010 she won the second prize in the young musician’s competition at the Givatayim Conservatory. In 2014, she was one of the five finalists in the Paul Ben Haim Israeli Music Competition.

Bar played as a soloist with Meitar Ensemble, Barrocade Ensemble, the Givatayim’s Conservatory String Orchestra and with the Thelma Yellin’s Choir, in Israel and Germany. She played with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and she is a member of the Tedarim Project.

Bar has taken part in masterclasses with Kees Boeke, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Paolo Grazzi, Corina Marti, Dorothee Oberlinger, Pierre Boragno, Kenneth Weiss, Enrico Gatti and others.

Bar has received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2012, both in oboe and recorder. She got an honor Scholarship from the Israel Conservatory of Music in 2015. She got Excellence Scholarship from the Israeli Conservatory of Music at 2014. In 2012, she received the Keynote Program Scholarship of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jerusalem Music Centre for studying the oboe. In 2010 and 2011, she received the Givatayim Conservatory Eve Stern Scholarship of excellence.

Bar Zimmermann

Oboe, Recorder, Baroque / Early Music

Givatayim, Israel
Grant Recipient