About Ben Petrover-Shiboleth

Ben Shibolet, born in Israel in 1989, studied cello with Prof. Emanuel Gruber, Prof. Shmuel Magen, Prof. Hillel Zori at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, completing a Bachelor degree.

Ben is currently Studying with Prof. Louise Hopkins for an Artist Master in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Supported by the Guildhall School of Muisc&Drama Trust.

Festivals in Israel which Ben attended include: the Cello Congress, Music in the Valley, and Kfar Blum “Kol Hamusica”, participating in lessons and masterclasses by Gary Hoffman, Uzi Wiesel, Michelle Strauss, Orfeo Mandozzi, Luis Claret, Wolfgang Laufer, Alisa Weilerstein, Raphael Wallfisch, Peter Wiley and Amit Peled. As a Keshet Eilon alumni, Ben played chamber music concerts with top-world musicians as Roman Simovic (LSO) and Rudolf Koelman (ZHDK). Attending the AIMS Academy Festival in Spain in 2009/10, Ben took part in masterclasses led by Peter Thiemann and Roel Dieltnis and chamber music lessons with Paul Silverthorne, Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Seon-hee Myong, Evgueni Grach, and the members of the Fine Arts Quartet. He recorded for the Catalunya classical music radio station. In 2012 Ben performed as a member of the Gertler Quartet (The representative quartet of the BMSM) on tour in Lisbon, New York and Philadelphia.

Ben has performed in major halls around the world as the Mann auditorium, Felicia Blumental, Tzavta hall and the Opera house in Tel-Aviv, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall and St. James’s Piccadilly in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Sala São Paulo in São Paulo and the Tonhalle in Zurich.

Ben is supported by America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships. He plays an 1830 Pommat cello on loan by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Ben Petrover-Shiboleth


London, United Kingdom
Grant Recipient