Emma Neulander

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Beer Sheva, Israel


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    Emma was born in 2004 and lives in Israel. She is an 11th grader at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, in Givatayim. She has been playing the violin since 2011. For the first four years she studied with Alexander Goldbaum at the Beer Sheva Conservatory. Currently she is a student of Dr. Guy Figer at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. Since 2011 Emma has been playing in string orchestras and in different ensembles of chamber music. Emma is a member of the National Program for Excellence in Music, organized by the Jerusalem Music Center, an active player in the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of the Huberman Program, a member of the Goldman Chamber Music Program for Outstanding Musicians, and a member of the Perlman-Genesis Music Program.

    Emma performed several times as a soloist with the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta, her first time being at age 8. She also participated and played as a soloist in several music courses and festivals: Keshet Eilon music seminars, Ra’anana summer courses (Israel); MusicFest Perugia (Italy); Gopisberg Music Festival Spitz (Switzerland), Tefen Music Festival arranged by the Zimbalista Music Factory (Israel), NYU Summer String course (online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Emma participated in several masterclasses given by Mrs. Miriam Fried, Mr. Paul Biss, Mr. Grigory Kalinovsky, Mr. Hagai Shaham, Ms. Irena Svetlova, Ms. Alissa Margulis, Ms. Mariana Vasileva, Mr. Patrizio Scarponi, Mr. Roni Spiegel, Mr. Martin Massan, Ms.Vera Vidman, Mr. David Grimal, Mr. Daniel Gaede and Mrs. Alexandra Conunova.

    Emma has won several awards and scholarships along her musical journey:

    1st Prize Scholarship (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) of Beer Sheva Conservatory;

    Certificate of Appreciation (2015), High Scholarship (2017) and Excellence Scholarship (2019) of America-Israel Cultural Foundation;

    Encouragement Scholarship (2017, 2019), Excellence Scholarship (2018) and Outstanding Excellence Scholarship (2020) of The Israeli Music Conservatory Tel Aviv;

    And with ensembles:

    Israeli National Competition, Quartet (3rd place, 2017) in Or-Yehuda,

    Israeli National Competition, Chamber Ensemble (2nd place, 2019) in Nes Tziona


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