Lia Chen Perlov

    Grant Recipient

    Luebeck, Germany


    Lia Chen Perlov was born in Israel in 1994. She started playing the cello at the age of 9 at the Israeli Conservatory of Music. Among her previous teachers- Mr. Zvi Plesser, Prof. Hillel Zori, Prof. Tilmann Wick and nowadays Prof. Troels Svane in Lübeck MusikHochschule for her Bachelor degree.

    Lia played as a soloist with The Munster Musikhochschule Festival Orchestra at the Perugia Music Festival in Italy. Since then, she played as a soloist with the Thelma- Yellin Symphony Orchestra at the UNESCO Hall and in a tour which took place in Israel, France and Germany, she also played as a soloist with the Israeli Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

    Her recitals took place in the Tel-Aviv Opera House (which received warm reactions from the press such as “a musical surprise was the performance of the young Israeli cellist Lia Chen Perlov, a virtuosic performance that was full of sensitivity and expression”) , The Bach Kirche (church)-Germany,  Lübeck Musik Hochschule chamber music hall, Felicja Blumenthal Hall, The Israeli Conservatory,   The JMC – Jerusalem Music Center,  the Buchmann-Mehta Academy Of Music, and at the Perugia Music Festival. Lia has played concerts in Israel, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and more.

    Lia also played a several times in The Israeli Classical Music Radio Station-”Kol Hamusica” as a chamber musician and as a principal player in orchestras.

    In March 2016, Lia won the first prize of the Paul Ben-Haim competition. In 2012 she won the first prize of The Israeli Conservatory Competition, the Turgeman Competition, and The Kol-Hamusica Competition- The Competition of the Israeli Classical Music Radio Station. Recently, she received a special Prize from “The Kiwanis Club”, which was followed by a recital in Lübeck. She also received a scholarship for her studies in the year 2015-2016 from the “Possehl” Foundation in Germany.  Since 2005, Lia has received annual grants from the  American-Israel Cultural Foundation. She is supported by the Lübeck MusikHochschule Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation,  the Ronen Foundation, and was given a full scholarship  by the Buchmann-Mehta Academy Of Music.

    Lia is a very active ensemble player: over the years, she has played with many professional musicians such as Sabine Meyer, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Hagai Shaham, Atar Arad, Gavriel Lipkind, Gilad Karni and more. She used to play as the cellist’s principal in the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony Orchestra, in the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, and played as the cellist’s principal in the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra. Lia played as a member at the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and as the cellist’s principal under the baton of Zubin Mehta; nowadays she plays in the Lübeck MusikHochschule Orchestra.

    Lia took part in the Keshet Eilon Music Festival, Thüringen Sommer Akademie, Perugia Music Festival, Orlando Chamber Music Festival, in the International Chamber Music Course – Germany- Israel, co-produced with the Julius Stern Institute, and in the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Courses.

    Lia was a member of the Jerusalem Music Center, and as a cellist in the music center she is invited to play and perform in a various chamber groups.

    Lia Chen Perlov participated in Master Classes with David Geringas,  Wolfgang Böttcher, Haim Taub, Gavriel Lipkind, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Peter Wiley,  Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmersson, Michel Strauss, Matias de Oliveira, Rafael Walfish, Troels Svane, Larissa Groeneveld, Floris Mijnders, Mannuel Fischer-Dieskau,  Miriam Fried, Uzi Wiesel, and Tim Park, among others.


    AICF Articles about Lia Chen Perlov

    | Foundation News
    The three musicians who have been chosen as finalists for the cello award of the Aviv Competitions are William Weil, Haran Meltzer, and Lia Chen Perlov. The two finalists for the “Best Performance of an Israeli Piece for Cello” prize are Haran Meltzer,…