Nur Ben Shalom

    Grant Recipient

    Berlin, Germany


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    The Clarinetist Nur Ben Shalom has performed across Europe both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Giving performances in different venues as such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmonie and the Musikverein Wien.

    Beside his performances, Ben Shalom is dedicates his work to a research of the forgotten and the unknown Jewish composers from the Second World War time, aiming to bring them back to the culture discourse of today.

    Together with Christophe Horak, the Berliner Philharmonic principal second violinist, the international Violist Francesca Zappa and Yannick Van de Velde, prize winning pianist, Ben Shalom established the Nimrod Ensemble chamber group.

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

    Ben Shalom has also participated in international festivals such as Luzern Festival, Bonn Beethoven festival, the Podium music Festival and the ID festival Berlin and performed in orchestras such as the German Opera House and the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth.

    As a Soloist, Ben Shalom was invited to perform with 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 with his mentors Eva Wasserman and Izhak Katap, Ben Shalom continued at the Hochschule Für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof. Diethelm Kühn.​

    In the past years Ben Shalom was invited to Hollywood to participate in the film productions. recordings under the composer John Williams.​

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


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