Hadar Zaidel

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Tel Aviv, Israel


    Hadar Zaidel was born in Israel in December 2000 in Tel-Aviv. She is a graduate of the Music Department at the Thelma-Yellin High School of the Arts, Giva’taim. Hadar studied the violin for eight years with Ms. Nava Milo at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, and two years with Mr. Nitai Zori at the conservatory. Hadar completed her service at the Israel Defense Force as a Musician of Excellence (2018-2020) and is now a third year student towards a Bachelor of Music degree at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music (BMSM), Tel Aviv University, under the tutelage Prof. Hagai Shaham. Hadar is a member of Gertler Quartet – the representative quartet of BMSM.

    Hadar was a member of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of the Jerusalem Music Center and served as their concertmaster. She participated in the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians, the Huberman Program and the Ilona Feher Violin Program, all organized by the Jerusalem Music Center. She has been broadcasted on radio with her piano trio at the time for the Kol Hamusika station as part of the David Goldman Program (2017). In addition, Hadar has been a member of the prestigious Perlman Music Program since 2016 and participated in the Morningside Music Bridge festival (2018) and ISAmasterclass festival (2019).

    Hadar performed as a soloist with the “Goppisberger Musikfestival und Akademie” festival’s orchestra in Zurich, Switzerland, under the baton of Jonas Alber (2013); the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Guy Feder (2018); and the Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble under the baton of Barak Tal (2018).

    Hadar participated in masterclasses with world-known violinists, artists and pedagogues, including Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Miriam Fried, Grigory Kalinovsky, Ilya Kaler, Irina Svetlova, Dora Schwarzberg, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Vadim Gluzman, Daniel Heifetz, Catherine Cho, William van der Sloot and many others.

    Hadar is the winner of the 3rd at the Israel National Competition, Raanana, March 2013; the winner of the Excellence scholarship at the annual competition of the Israel Conservatory of Music, June 2015; and the winner of the Leah and Itzhak Lewin scholarship, June 2018. She is a recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2013 and was one of the few violinists to be invited by the AICF to participate in the Clairmont Competition that took place in the BMSM in 2018.