Halleli Smoly

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Sde Varburg, Israel


    Halleli was born in Israel in 2008. She was 6 years old when she started taking piano lessons at the “Kfar-Sava Music Conservatory”, where she studies under the dedicated guidance of Ms. Adela Omansky. Halleli has participated in concerts and music events from the very beginning, and over the years she has always received high honors of excellence from the conservatory.

    Since September 2020 she is also a student at 7th grade in the Classical Music Track in “Hakfar Hayarok”.

    In 2015, when she was 7 years old, Halleli won the “Golden Key Piano Competition” that took place in Tel-Aviv.

    In 2017, Halleli was invited by the “Zefunot Culture Association” to play a concert with the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition winner, Daniel Chubano. She also received a scholarship from the association.

    In 2019, when she was 10 and a half years old, Halleli won third place in the “Pnina Salzman National Piano Competition” in Kfar-Sava. Later in 2019, she won second place in the “Piano Forever National Competition” in Ashdod. On that same year, she had also been selected to the “Jerusalem Music Center (JMC) Piano Program” for young gifted pianists (established by JMC President Murray Perahia), where she participates in series of educational activities and intensive courses and masterclasses with leading pianists from Israel and the world.

    Halleli was awarded the Creative Excellence Grant with high honors from the “America-Israel Cultural Foundation” for the years 2020-21.