Noam Lowenstein

    Grant Recipient

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Noam Heinz Lowenstein, born in Jerusalem in 1997, is a classical baritone. He graduated from the Thelma Yellin High School of Music and Arts in June 2016, where he majored in classical music. He is currently studying music performance at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Mehta School of Music, under Efrat Ben Nun.

    Concurrently with his University studies, Noam served nearly three years in the Israel Defense Forces, starting December 2016. The IDF recognized him as an “Outstanding Musician,” one of 35 classical musicians to receive this recognition each year, and one of only two male classical singers in the last seven years. The “Outstanding Musician” designation means that the majority of his army service was dedicated to vocal studies.

    Noam’s operatic repertoire include Aeneas in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” the role of Gasparo from Donizzetis “Rita”, Antonio from Mozarts “Le Nozze di Figaro”a number of roles from Leonard Bernsteins “Candide”, among them the Captain and the Rogue, Masetto from Mozarts “Don Giovanni”,  Bob from Menottis “The Old Maid and the Thief, and more. He has performed as a soloists with many orchestras around Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel chamber orchestra, the Tel Aviv soloists, The Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra, the Ramat Gan chamber orchestra, and many more.

    His awards include first prize in the Buchmann Mehta School of music vocal competition (2019), a full scholarship from the Israel America Cultural Foundation(2016-2019), the Ronen foundation(2016-2019), an excellence scholarship from the Tel Aviv University (2017-2019) and the Dr. Elie and Esther Foundation award for music citizenship(2016).

    Noam is a graduate of two music conservatories: the Israel Music Conservatory (Stricker) for voice, where he studied for two years, and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Music Conservatory for bassoon, which he played for seven years. He also graduated from the Jerusalem Music Center program for excellent young singers. He has benefited from master classes with leading conductors such as Daniel Cohen and Dan Ettinger, and world class singers such as Thomas Hampson, Chen Reiss, Thomas Quastoff, and more.