Tel Aviv, Israel
Hila Bendel is an Israeli-Chinese-American artist.
Hila plays both the piano and pedal harp.
Hila excels academically as a ‘Strait A’ student.
In addition to Academics and Music Hila is participating in team sportive activities. She is a sailor and a Sea-Scout. She play chess for several years. She is also a basketball player on a youth team.
Hila’s paternal grandfather is the deceased Brigadier General Gideon Bendel who played basketball for the Israeli National team. There is an annual basketball tournament, The Bendel Tournament, in honor of Brigadier General Bendel which is played with Maccabee Tel-Aviv or Ha’poel groups each year. The regional sports and music center of Emek Hayarden (Jordan Valley) is named after Brigadier General Gideon Bendel and is also hosting the regional music conservatory.
Hila comes from a musical family. Her three sisters and brothers also play multiple instruments. All are playing piano and recorder, in addition to privately studying music theory. Each also chooses to play another instrument: Gideon, Contrabass; Shalhevet-YH, Cello; and Amiram-Jr, violin.
Hila and her siblings speak, read and write Chinese and have attended elementary school in China for periods of time
Hila is an AICF Scholarship Recipient. for the years 2019, 2018.