Nur Ben Shalom

    Grant Recipient

    Berlin, Germany

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    The Israeli clarinetist Nur Ben Shalom performed in international music festivals as such as Luzern Festival, Bonn Beethoven festival, the Podium music Festival and the ID festival Berlin.

    Ben Shalom is giving performances in different venues as such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Musikverein Wien and collaborated with different Artists as Isabel von Karajan, Ivry Gitlis, Karl Leister and others.

    Ben Shalom won different stipendiums of the “European Jeunesses Musicales” and the „American Israel Cultural Foundation“. He performed as a Soloist with different orchestras as such as the Jerusalem Chamber orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphony orchestra, rishon-le’zion Symphony, the Echo Ensemble Hanns Eisler and the Jewish-Arab Orchestra.

    After studying in Israel with Ms. Eva Wasserman and Prof. Izhak Katap, Ben Shalom continued his studies at the Hochschule Für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof. Diethelm Kühn and performed in orchestras such as the German Opera House and the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth.

    Ben Shalom is busy with a research of the forgotten and the unknown Jewish composers from the Second World War time, aiming to bring them back to the culture discuss of today.

    In addition, Ben Shalom has created a special Project for oriental and classical instrument that musically “wanders” between European Classical Sounds and Middle Eastern cultures, reflecting the commonalities and the different between them.

    Ben Shalom was invited to Hollywood to participate in film recordings, working under the composer John Williams.

    Together with Christophe Horak, the Berliner Philharmonic principal violinist, Francesca Zappa, the international Violist and Yannick Van de Velde, prize winning pianist, Ben Shalom established the Nimrod Ensemble which provides intense but intimate musical concerts around the world.

    Ben Shalom is playing on a special Schwenk und Seggelke clarinets.

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