Kfar Shmu'el, Israel
Gaia Ree’my was born to a musical family in 2002 in Kfar Shmuel, Israel.
Her father, Eran, is a trumpet player at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra , a conductor and a senior teacher at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, and her mother, Anat, graduate of the Tel Aviv music academy in piano major is a music therapist.
Gaia began playing the piano at the age of 6 and proceeded with French horn at age 10.
She studied with Yuri Gorelin, Alon Re’uven and Chezy nir. Since October 2020 she studies with Yoel Abadi at the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in Tel Aviv.
Gaia is a Graduate of Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. She graduated with honors the classical music department, and the regular studies also. She played at the “Thelma-Yellin” symphony orchestra conducted by Guy Feder. In 2018-2020 she was the principal horn player of this orchestra.
In 2017-2020 she took part at the Jerusalem Music Centre’s programs for outstanding young musicians. This includes being a part of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the David Goldman chamber music program.
In 2018 Gaia won the 1st prize at the Kfar Saba national brass and wind competition (brass) in the age category 14-16.
In 2018 and 2019 Gaia preformed in professional ensembles as Israel Chamber Orchestra, Raanana Symphonette Orchestra and Tel-Aviv woodwind quintet. In 2020 she played in a special audition in order to play solo with the IPO. Thanks to her impressive playing at the audition, Gaia has gotten a special option to play as part of the IPO in a special concert. Because of the Corona crisis, the concert was cancelled.
Gaia was part of the special national program for outstanding young musicians of the Ministry of Education.
She is a regular participant in the “Horn Days” of the Israel Philharmonic. She has participated in a master classes with William VerMeulen (Houston Symphony Orchestra), Edward Deskur (Zurich Opera House), Ernesto Tovar Torres (The Philadelphia Orchestra), Itamar Leshem (Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet), Yoel Abadi (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) and Michael Slatkin (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra).
In August 2021 Gaia took part at ISA summer masterclasses course of the MDW in Austria. During this course she had lessons with Marie-Luise Neunecker (Frankfurt Radio Orchestra) and André Cazalet (Orchestre de Paris).
She worked with many professional musicians as Avichai Or-Noy, Menachem Wiesenberg, Zvi Carmeli, Hillel Zori, Alexander Pavlovsky, Mark Glienson, Gershon Gerchikov, Felix Nemirovsky, Eran Levi, Dudu Carmel, Daniel Mazaki, Alon Bor, Yossi Arnheim, Tibi Cziger, Itamar Leshem, Hagai Shalom, Eran Reemy, Rami Oren, Micha Davis, Ruty Varon, Guy Feder, Edmund Cord, Haim Avitsur, Richard Paley, Dale Lonis and Socrates Villegas.
As part of her Orchestra playing, she played under the baton of Lahav Shani, Pierre-André Valade, Ronen Borshevsky, Yoav Talmi, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Yi-An Shu, Eyal Ein-Habar, Eran Reemy, Guy feder, Alberto Roque, Yishai Steckler and more…
Gaia is a recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship since 2017. She also received a scholarship from the Ronen Foundation.