About Danielle Ben-Kennaz

Danielle Ben-Kennaz was born in 1999 in Israel. For the last seven years, Danielle has been studying Clarinet with Jonatan Hadas, and this year studying with Tibi Cziger. She studies at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, and she is a principal player in the school’s symphony orchestra. Danielle participates in The David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians of the Jerusalem music center, and in the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. She also participates in Meitar Ensemble’s “Tedarim” project.

Danielle was awarded the Sharett Scholarship in 2013, and won a scholarship in the Israeli Conservatory competition in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Danielle won the first prize at the Kfar Saba Conservatory National Competition for young wind players and played as a soloist with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra conducted by Eyal Ein Habar. Danielle won the second prize at the Paul Ben Haim competition in 2016.

Danielle also played chamber music, under the guidance of Ron Selka, Mauricio Paez, Menachem Weisenberg, etc. Danielle played in a concert of the 2012 Israel Composers’ League Music Festival and with Meitar Ensemble playing Israeli composition in May 2014. Danielle played in a project with the Haifa symphony orchestra, conducted by Talia Ilan. Danielle played in masterclasses with Eli Eben, Chen Halevi and Ron Selka.

Danielle Ben-Kennaz


Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient

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