Kiryat Ono, Israel
Born in 1999, Itay began playing the flute in the Kiryat-Ono Conservatory. He continued his studies with Lior Eitan and Yossi Arnheim, both members of the IPO. Graduated from “Thelma-Yellin” High-school of the Arts and is now working on his bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in the flute class of Guy Eshed.
Itay has played in various symphonic orchestras in Israel on both flute and piccolo and has taken part in various chamber music ensembles in concerts both in Israel and abroad. Itay has been coached in masterclasses and ensembles by leading musicians such as Ransom Wilson, Haim Taub, Jeffrey Khaner, and James Galway.
Itay has been a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship in 2019, and the Ronen Foundation since 2017. He won the 1st prize at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Winds Competition in 2018, and the 2nd prize at the Paul Ben-Haim competition, presenting a piccolo-only program for the first time in the competition’s history.