About Hagar Shahal

Born in Israel, 1985. Hagar began her flute studies at the age of 10 at the Haifa Rubin Conservatory, studying with the late Osnat Lavi.

After graduating with distinction from the Wizo High-school for Arts in Haifa, she commenced both her military service in the IDF and her B.Mus studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the Tel-Aviv University in the class of Eyal Ein-Habar. In 2005 she won the 2nd prize of the Woodwinds-, Percussion- and Harp Competition of the Buchmann-Mehta School. She was a regular scholarship-recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, as well as the Buchmann-Mehta school’s scholarship program. After completing her studies, Hagar was appointed solo-flutist with the Israeli Kibbutz Orchestra for the season of 2007-2008. She then pursued her M.Mus degree at the Karlsruhe school of Music in Germany in the class of Prof. Renate Greiss-Armin. During her studies she completed a practicum at the South-Western Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart (SWR). Upon completing her degree, she was offered a position in the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-LeZion with whom she then played the 2011-2012 season.

Hagar has appeared as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Hadera Classica Chamber Orchestra, and has recorded for Kol Hamusika – Israel’s official classical music radio station – both as soloist and with various ensembles. She has studied with Jacques Zoon, Jeanne Baxtresser, Patrick Gallois, Andreas Adorjan, Emmanuel Pahud, Aurele Nicolet, and others in master-classes.

Hagar performs with the Meitar Ensemble and the LaVie Trio (co-founder), among others, and freelances regularly in all major orchestras in Isarel. She is also a co-founder and musical-director of the upcoming “Levinsky 24” chamber music concert series.

Hagar Shahal


Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient