Tomer Ornan

    Grant Recipient

    Ofer, Israel


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    Tomer Ornan was appointed Acting Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinet of the Jerusalem Symophony Orchestra IBA as from September 2018. Beforehand, he served as the Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinet of the Haifa Symphony Orchrestra for two seasons (2016/2017-2017/2018). He was invited as guest principal clarinet with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion (Israel Opera), the Israel Sinfonietta Be’er Sheva, The Ra’anana Symphonette, the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, The Galilee Chamber Orchestra and the Kfar Saba “Israel Soloists” chamber Orchestra; and has been a regular guest and guest Eb clarinet with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra. He was also a guest player at the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Israeli Stage Orchestra and the International Youth Orchestra of Shanghai and has played at the Collegium Musicum Summer Academy symphony Orchestra. He performed under the button of Zubin Mehta, Vasily Petrenko, Osmo Vanska, Frederic Chaslin, Omer Meir Wellber and Yoav Talmi among many others. He appeared as a soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

    Tomer has acquired his bachelor degree in Clarinet Performance from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University – class of Mr. Yevgeny Yehudin, where he was a member of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra, a recipient of the orchestral training program scholarship, and a laureate of all four school’s competitions: contemporary, winds, chamber music and Israeli chamber music. He was 4 consecutive times prizewinner at the Israeli winds competition and a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship since 2011 until today.

    Tomer have had Lessons and master classes with the following artists: Francois Benda, Martin Frost, Sharon Kam, Romain Guyot, Franklin Cohen, Charles Neidich, Robert Spring, Reiner Wehle, Antony Pay, Nicholas Cox, Giovanni Punzi, Kyrill Rybakov, Corrado Giuffredi, Joy Farrall, Caroline Hartig, Guy Yehuda, Wolfgang Esch, Ron Selka, Eli Eban, Richard Lesser, Gilad Harel, Giora Feidman, Mordechai Rechtman, Maurizio Paz, Dudu Carmel, Mor Biron, Eyal Ein-Habar and Yossi Arnheim, among others. He participated in the ISA Masterclass, Austria, and gave concerts at the ISA festival, participated in the Italian Clarinet University Masterclass, and gave solo concerts at the Camerino Music Festival. He participated in the Pommersfelden “Collegium Musicum” Summer Academy, Germany, performed as a soloist at the Charles Bronfman Auditioium in Tel Aviv, Israel, recorded live for the Israeli classical music radio station “Kol Hamusika” and gave chamber music concerts at the “Israeli Music Holiday” Festival, the Tzavta Theater, the Clairmont Hall and the Ein Karem Music Center among others.

    Tomer has started his clarinet studies at the age of 9, under Mario Solan at the Kiryat-Ono Conservatory, and later on, at the Zichron Yaakov Music Center with Shiri Kahana. He graduated with honours from the Music department of the Hof HaCarmel Comprehensive School. During the years 2010-2014, he was studying under Mrs. Mira Meerovich, and Mordechai Rechtman. In his youth, Tomer was a member of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and also played in the Polyphony Youth Sypmphony Orchestra, MATAN Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Israeli National Youth Band. During his mandatory army service (2011-2014), he served as the principal clarinetist of the Israeli Defence Force’s Orchestra. Born in the USA to Israeli Parents and has Romanian ancestry, Tomer, 25, owns three citizenships: Israeli, US and Romanian.

     

    -Recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship in the field of clarinet performance, 2011 until today

    -Recipient of the Buchmann-Mehta Orchestral Training Program scholarship 2014-2018

    -1st prizewinner at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Chamber Music Competition 2018

    -2nd prizewinner, on behalf of the Israeli Musicians Union, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Winds Competition 2018

    -3rd prizewinner at the Israeli Winds Competition “Noshfim Kfar Saba” 2018

    -2nd prizewinner, on behalf of the Israeli Musicians Union, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Winds Competition 2017

    -3rd prizewinner at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Chamber Music Competition 2017

    -1st prizewinner at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Contemporary Music Competition 2016

    -2nd prizewinner at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Chamber Music Competition 2016

    -2nd prizewinner at the Israeli Winds Competition “Noshfim Kfar Saba” 2016

    -1st  prizewinner on behalf of the Israeli Music Institute, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Israeli Chamber Music Competition 2015

    -2nd prizewinner on behalf of the Israeli Music Institute, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Israeli Chamber Music Competition 2015

    -3rd prizewinner, named after Ithzak Graziani, on behalf of the Israeli Musicians Union, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Winds Competition 2015

    -3rd prizewinner at the Israeli Winds Competition “Noshfim Kfar Saba” 2014

    -4th prizewinner at the Israeli Winds Competition “Noshfim Kfar Saba” 2012


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