Nabeel Hayek, 19 years old pianist from Nazareth, Israel.
Nabeel began to play piano at age seven. He studied with Mr. Ron Trachtman, and currently studies with Prof. Asaf Zohar at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.
Nabeel is coached by Murray Perahia several times a year. Nabeel has won several important competitions in Israel including 1st prize at Voice of Music – Young Artist Piano Competition 2017, 1st prize at Forever Piano Competition – Ashdod 2017, 2nd prize at Tel Hai’s International Concerto Competition 2019, and 1st prize Maurice Clairmont Piano Competition 2020.
In addition to taking part in competitions, Nabeel has been supported by Zefunot Tarbut foundation since 2015, and has been receiving scholarships from America-Israel Cultural foundation since 2014, including two excellency scholarships.
Nabeel has participated in different festivals in Israel, Italy, Belgium and New York; and performed in different occasions in Israel and abroad, including a recital Hong Kong, and has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and Israel Symphony Orchestra – Rishon Lezion, with conductors Uri Segal, Yaron Gottfried and Yoni Farhi.