Keshet Zeedal

    Grant Recipient

    Kfar Saba, Israel

    Keshet Zeedal was born in Kfar Saba, Israel in 1997. She began
    studying oboe at age 9 with Miki Lam from the Netanya Kibbutz
    Chamber Orchestra. She played in the Kfar Saba Youth
    Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra as Principal Oboe. At
    the age of 16, Keshet started learning with Hila Peleg, Principal
    Oboe Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, and under her
    guidance she was accepted to the outstanding musician’s
    program of the Israeli Defense Forces. Keshet played as soloist
    with the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra and the ‘Moshavot’ Orchestra
    and was granted scholarship from the America – Israel Cultural
    Foundation and from Keynote program of the Israel Philharmonic
    Orchestra. In 2015, Keshet started her studies for a Bachelor of
    Music Degree in the Buchmann Mehta School of Music in Tel
    Aviv, with the oboist Dudu Carmel, Principal Oboe of the Israel
    Philharmonic Orchestra. Keshet finished her military service and
    was accepted to the position of Principal Oboe of the Israel
    Chamber Orchestra. Keshet also played as Second Oboe
    substitute in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in other
    orchestras in Israel. She took part in the International Orchestra
    Institute Attergau course of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    and attended master classes with David Walter, Ramon Ortega,
    Richard Woodhams and Giorgio Mateoli. Today Keshet plays in
    the Israel Chamber Orchestra, teaches oboe in the Herzliyya
    Conservatory and is about to complete her bachelor’s degree
    from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music.