Hila Ofek

    Grant Recipient

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany


    Artist Website

    Winner of the American-Israeli culture foundation (2005-2016) and the Chais Family Foundation (2008-2009), Hila Ofek is an active solo and chamber music harpist, performing regularly in Israel and Europe.

    Hila was awarded prizes in national and international competitions, such as the outstanding performance of a piece composed by Ben Haim, at the Ben-Haim Competition (2010), the First prize of the Concerto Competition in the Jerusalem Academy of Music (2012), Second prize of the second Israeli harp competition (2014), Third prize of the International Harp Competition in Italy (2014), the Second prize in the Mexico international harp competition (2016), and more.

    She performed as a soloist with the Carlos Chaurez Orchestra, Maestro Giora Feidman and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, and took part in original recording with Maestro Giora Feidman and the Gershwin quartet in Munich.

    Hila Ofek was Born in 1990 in Tel Aviv and received her initial music education in piano studies at the age of seven, at the Jerusalem Academy of music and dance conservatory where she later, at the age of eleven continued with harp studies at the harp class of Mrs. Gittit Boasson. In 2012, after graduating from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and dance she continued her studies with Prof. Germaine Lorenzini in Lyon, France.

    In 2013 Hila became a member in Prof. Francoise Friedrich harp class at the University of Music and performing arts in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. There, in 2015 she successfully completed her Master degree. She is currently studying for the artistic diploma (Konzertexamen).

    In 2012, she has established with Israeli saxophone player, Andre Tsirlin “Jerusalem Duo” and together they were awarded the First prize in the Israeli music competition in London, (2013), a special prize at the Terem crossover competition (2013) and the First prize in Karl Adler competition (2014).