“She plays the guitar with the soul of a master.” – Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto
A passionate ambassador of the classical guitar, Liel Amdour is committed to sharing the music of the guitar with audiences everywhere. Born in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Liel fell in love with the guitar at the age of 11. Since completing her Bachelor’s of Music studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with distinguished Israeli guitarist Daniel Bolshoy, she has touched audiences with her warmth, charisma, and her unique ability to awaken the listener’s deepest emotions through her playing.
The 2018 recipient of the Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award and a two-time recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship Award for Promising Young Artists, Liel regularly performs as a soloist in diverse settings, and receives frequent praise for her expressive performances and charismatic presence. Dedicated to presenting her music to audiences previously unfamiliar with the classical guitar, she performs in both traditional and unconventional venues, from brimming concert halls to sailboats in the open ocean and snowy mountain tops.
Recent notable engagements include a solo recital for the Vancouver Classical Guitar Society Emerging Artists Series, a solo recital at the Presidential Home of the University of British Columbia, a solo recital in Toronto, a solo concert at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, and a performance for the Performing Arts Mosaic in New York City.
Liel currently studies at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts with renowned pedagogue Denis Azabagic towards a Master’s of Music degree.