Michal Lewkowicz

    Michal Lewkowicz began studying clarinet under the tutelage of Richard Lesser, former principal Clarinet of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2003, she was accepted to study at the “Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen” in Germany with Professor Chen Halevi, where she received with honors her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in 2007 and 2011. Between 2010 – 2013 she studied together with her ensemble Glasperlen Trio Chamber music and later Soloist Artistic Diploma degrees as a student of Professor Sergio Azzolini at the “Musik-akademie der Stadt Basel”. Currently she is studying period clarinets at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis” with Professor Pierre-André Taillard.

    In 2008, Michal was one of the three musicians to win the “DAAD Baden Württemburg” scholarship to study abroad for one year and has used this to study with Professor Charles Neidich in New York City. Between September and December 2009 Michal was a resident of the Banff Centre in Canada after winning a full scholarship for the “Music and Sound” Program.

    Throughout her career, Michal has had the privilege of working with many prestigious musicians including Ferenc Rados, Philippe Graffin, Barry Shiffman, Anton Steck, Sol Gabetta, Colin Carr, Sergio Azzolini, Gerard Wyss, Nicholas Daniel, Sebastian Tewinkel, Martin Haselböck, Ingo Goritzki, Linde Brunmayr Tutz, Szabolcs Zempleni, Christoph Hammer, Penderecki String quartet, Sadao Harada, Colin Carr and composers Sven Ingo Koch and Menachem Wiesenberg.

    As an active chamber musician, Michal plays in different ensembles, including one she started with Chen Halevi, Winds Unlimited – a unique wind ensemble, which performs classical wind music on accurate replicas of instruments which were played during the 18th and 19th century (www.windsunlimited.com).

    Since 2004 Michal is a member of the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble in Israel, over the years she has collaborated with orchestras such as Wiener Akademie, Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie Konstanz, Capriccio Barockorchester, Orchestre le phénix, Orchestra La Scintilla, JOA – Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, Buenos Aires Opera Orchestra, Stadttheater Konstanz, European Baroque Academy of Ambronay, Münchner Hofkapelle, Trossingen Barockorchester and many more.

    Michal leads an international career, regularly performing solo, orchestral and chamber music. She has toured extensively as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in France, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Holland, Germany, Swiss, Austria, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Argentina, Canada, Israel and the United States.

    Her main performance credits include the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Opera Palais Garnier, Wien Konzerthaus, Schönbrunn Schloss, Prinzregenten Theater in Munich, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Stadtcasino Basel, Teatro Cervantes de Malaga, the Banff Centre of Arts, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Teatro Avenida of Buenos Aires city, Turku Concerthouse the Tel Aviv Museum, the Einav Center in Israel and etc.
    Michal Lewkowicz is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation grants

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