Visual Arts

About Gaya Feldheim Schorr

Gaya Feldheim Schorr is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and photographer originally from Tel Aviv - Jaffa and currently based in Marseille, France, after spending almost a decade in New York City.

'I Have Considered The Lilies' is Gaya’s vibrant re-imagination of the music of Connie Converse, an enigmatic singer-songwriter who left behind a staggering archive of music and texts after her disappearance in 1974. Alongside a group of cult-favorite Brooklynite collaborators including Grey Mcmurray (guitar), Tal Yahalom (guitar), and Eva Lawitts (bass), Gaya invites the listener into the intimate world of Converse’s songs, poems, and ontological wrestlings with equal doses of warmth and melancholy. Released in April 2020, Invisible Planet Records.

Gaya is an active member in bands/projects led by Adam O’Farrill (Bird Blown Out Of Latitude), Lisa Hoppe (Ysop), Florian Herzog (Moon Tree), Blake Opper (The Questionable Solution), Arroyo Collective and Almog Sharvit (5tet).
As a photographer, she has become a first call in the New York jazz & improvised music community. Her work has been published in Downbeat Magazine, Pitchfork, IMPOSE Magazine, Cliche Magazine and Ha’aretz Newspaper (Israel) to name a few.

Noteworthy performances as a leader and side-woman include venues and festivals such as The Jazz Gallery, National Sawdust, Cornelia Street Cafe, Shapeshifter Lab, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Owl Music Parlor, Threes Brewing, Spectrum, Rockwood Music Hall, Beit Ha’Amudim, Levontin 7, Israeli Jazz Spotlight Festival (NY), Marseille Cinq Continents (France), Red Sea Jazz Festival, Europafest (Bucharest), Rostov Jazz Festival (Russia) and more.

I Have Considered The Lilies - Gaya Feldheim-Schorr (Invisible Planet Records, 2020)
Private Museum - Blake Opper's Questionable Solution (2019)
Moon Tree - Florian Herzog (to be released 2022, Klaen Records)
Kikigigievorbee - Gaya Feldheim-Schorr, Kalia Vandever, Eva Lawitts (to be released 2022)
Gaya Feldheim-Schorr & Andrew Sudhibhasilp duo (to be released 2023)
Arroyo - The Land Behind Us (to be released Fall 2022)
Ysop - Lisa Hoppe (to be released 2023)

Gaya has been a scholarship recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2007, graduated with honors from Thelma Yellin High School for the arts, served in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician, graduated with honors from The Center for Jazz Studies at The Tel Aviv Conservatory in 2014 and received her BFA with honors from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2016.

She is the winner of the 2022 BeJazz Transnational Competition in Bern, Switzerland with Lisa Hoppe's project "Ysop", has received the Best Band Award from EUROPAfest, Bucharest, 2009 leading The Shtricker Sextet from The Israeli Conservatory, Tel Aviv and was the winner of the Red Sea Jazz Festival Young Ensemble Competition in both 2009 & 2011.

Gaya Feldheim Schorr

Music, Visual Arts
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Arranging / Orchestration, Production, Jazz, Classical, Electronic, Design & Technology, Digital Art / Multimedia, Photography

Marseille, France
Grant Recipient

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