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 at the Lod conservatory of music for two years. She then switched to Alon Re’uven at the Israel Music Conservatory Tel-Aviv (Shtricker), with whom she studied for two and a half years. From April 2017, she studies privately with Chezy Nir.
In 2016 she began studying at the Thelma Yellin High School for Arts.
From 2016, she participates in the “Thelma-Yellin” symphony orchestra conducted by Guy Feder. From 2018 she is the principal horn player of this orchestra.
Gaia took part at the 2016 winter course of the National Wind Orchestra.
She is a regular participant in the “Horn Days” of the Israel Philharmonic and has participated in a master classes with Ernesto Tovar Torres (The Philadelphia Orchestra), Michael Slatkin (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) and Itamar Leshem (Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet).
She played in ensembles instructed by: Avichai Or-Noy, Menachem Wiesenberg, Dudu Carmel, Itamar Leshem, Micha Davis, Ruty Varon, Guy Feder, Edmund Cord and Socrates Villegas.
In 2017, she joined the Jerusalem Music Centre’s program 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.
Gaia is a recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for 2017/18, 2018/19. She also received a scholarship from the Ronen Foundation.