2022 Aviv Competitions

25 December 2022 – 4 January 2023
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The Aviv Competitions were founded by America-Israel Cultural Foundation and provide vital support and exposure to top-tier musicians to help propel their careers to the next level.  Early career musicians perform before panels of distinguished professional judges in their field, critics, and audiences, providing them with invaluable exposure and access to leading members of the industry, media, and the general public. The Aviv Competitions are a springboard for the development of the contestants’ careers. Winners in each category receive a $6,000 prize, as well as Performance Prizes, Professional Mentoring Support, and a Recording Prize.

This year, musicians between the ages of 21-33 will compete in the following categories: piano | cello | brass | voice

The Aviv Competitions 2022 will be held between 25 December 2022 to 4 January 2023. Candidates should be available for this entire period, and exact competition dates will be announced in the fall.

The first stage – Competitions, will be held between 25-29 December 2022 at “Studio Annette” of the Felicia Blumenthal Music Center.
The second stage – Finals, will take place on 2, 4 January 2023 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

2022 Competitions Prizes

Piano Prize

The Goldie R. Feldman Prize donated by the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, in the sum of $6,000

Cello Prize

The Rachel and Dov Gottesman Family Prize, in the sum of $6,000

Brass Prize

The Lillian Shapiro and Lester Beryl Radlo Prize, donated by their grandson, David Eliezer Lieberman, in the sum of $6,000

Voice Prize

The Michal Oren Prize, in the sum of $6,000

The Outstanding Performance of the Israeli Instrumental Piece Prize

The Rafi Girlanik Prize, donated by Guralnik family, in the sum of ₪7,500

The Outstanding Performance of the Israeli Vocal Piece Prize


The Candidates






Board of 2022 Aviv Competitions

Avigail Arnheim – Chair
Iris Reff Ronen – Executive Director, AICF Israel and US
Jessica Hadler – Competitions Manager, AICF Israel
Tibi Cziger – Artistic manager & Consultant
Tali Hermetz – Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Sharon Shwartz – Tel Aviv Museum of Art


AICF – Israel team
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