About Gil Dor

Gil Dor was Born 1952 in Israel. Studied classical guitar with the late Menashe Bakish, one of Israel’s foremost masters of guitar. Served in the Israeli Army as a musician in an entertainment unit 1971-1974. Following his military service, Gil continued his studies in the U.S.A concentrating on jazz at Berklee College in Boston and on classical theory and composition at Queens College in NY.

Upon returning to Israel in 1981Gil established himself as a guitarist as well as an arranger/composer performing live jazz and rock and recording with leading artists in Israel. During 1983 & 1984 he taught jazz improvisation and guitar at the “Jerusalem Academy of Music”. In 1985 Gil co-founded the “Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music” in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. In his capacity as “Rimon”s academic director for 5 years, Gil developed and wrote many-core curricula as well as advanced courses. He founded the school’s “computer aided music” program and developed a unique “music notation” application using one of the earliest software. During the next five-year period he performed in jazz festivals promoting different original projects in Israel and in Europe. In 1990 Gil started an artistic collaboration with Achinoam Nini, a talented “Rimon” student internationally known today as Noa. Together they have performed on the world’s most prestigious stages. Gil is Noa’s musical and artistic director as well as co-writer arranger, producer and guitarist.

Gil Dor

Guitar, Voice, Composition

Tel Aviv, Israel