Wind and Percussion

The Wind and Percussion department offers instruction in
flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, recorder and saxophone (woodwind instruments),
trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone and tuba (brass instruments),
 timpany, vibraphone, marimba and others (percussion instruments).

Award-winning students

Advanced students play in the Young Wind Orchestra, and the Young Philharmonic Orchestra, which are of the best in the country. They appear regularly at Ministry of Education events and conferences and their performances have received the highest praise. Additional ensembles include the flute and saxophone ensembles.

Graduates of the department take the matriculation exams of the Ministry of Education, which include playing a recital and submitting a thesis, and many of them even continue their studies at the higher academy. Every year the students of the department are widely represented among the winners of the America-Israel Cultural Fund and among the recipients of the “Outstanding Musician” status in the IDF.

What’s included:

  1. Weekly 60-minute lesson
  2. Weekly music theory lesson
  3. Piano accompaniment when needed
  4. Twice a year evaluation
  5. Performing in at least 2 concerts a year
  6. Participating in an ensemble (determined by playing level)

Extended route
Students are also entitled to receive a 90/120 minute individual lesson at a reduced price, an hour of theory in a group and participation in chamber ensembles and orchestras (for those who are eligible).

Events

Students take part in a number of events and performances through out the year. Many are open to the public. Take a look at the calendar of events to see what is coming up and experience the magic of the Conservatory!

Wind and Percussion Department Head:

Noam Buchman

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Wind and Percussion department head:
Noam Buchman

“Noam Buchman, one of the leading flutists in Israel, appeared as a soloist in a large number of concerts and recordings in Israel and in important music centers in Europe, America and South America. He played as the principal flutist in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years.

Noam Buchman was one of the founders of the “21st Century Ensemble” and was one of its soloists. His performance appeared on ten CDs in Israel and abroad. His latest CD – “Flute Concerti from Jerusalem”, two flute concertos written for him by Shlomo Gronich and Oded Zahavi. His CD “Minginat Halil – Classical Arrangements for the Songs of the Land” with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra won a “Golden Album”.

Noam Buchman performs a diverse repertoire of baroque music, classical music and contemporary music. He devotes a considerable part of his activity to the performance and promotion of Israeli works, and top-class composers have dedicated their works to him. For his contribution to Israeli music, Noam won the “Outstanding Performer of Israeli Works” award from the Council for Culture and Art, and the Eden Partosh award from the Ministry of Culture.

At the same time as his artistic activity, Noam Buchman teaches flute at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and conducts master classes in Israel and abroad.”

Wind and Percussion Teachers: 

Hagai Ashdot

FLUTE

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Flute teacher:
Hagai Ashdot

Hagai Ashdot began his musical career playing the flute at the age of 9 at the Arad Conservatory under the tutelage of the late Shari Hermon. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, studied under the tutelage of Mr. Raanan Ayalon and Professor Avner Biron and then studied with the flutist and conductor Mr. Eil Ein Haber.
Participated in seminars and master classes of the best flutists and teachers in the world, including William Bennett, Denis Bouriakov and Emily Beynon.
Hagai has extensive experience in individual and group teaching in high schools and conservatories.
Hagai plays regularly in various concerts and projects and his style varies between classical music and multidisciplinary music.”

Ido Azrad

CLARINET

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Clarinet Teacher:
Ido Azrad

Ido Azrad- biography

“Ido Azrad was born in Jerusalem.

Has a third degree in clarinet from the High School of Music in Trussingen-Germany
Under the guidance of Prof. Chen Halevi. In addition, he also specialized in playing the instruments of the period.
He did his military service as an outstanding musician.

Ido appeared as a soloist at the Dresden Festival (Germany), with the “Tel Aviv Soloists” ensemble, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Beer Sheva Symphony, the Jerusalem Street Orchestra and more.

Performed at various festivals and recitals in Europe, Canada, USA, South America, South Korea and Israel.

Ido won scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation in clarinet and chamber music and a scholarship from the state of Baden-Württemberg – Germany.
Winner of the competitions of the Higher School of Music in Trussingen – Germany.

In the Paul Ben Haim competition, and in the first prizes in the competitions of the Jerusalem Academy of Music.

Also, Ido is regularly invited as a guest player in the Jerusalem Israeli Camerata Orchestra, in the “Tel Aviv Soloists” ensemble, and in the Jerusalem Street Orchestra.

Ido is the ensemble instructor at the Jerusalem Music Center and serves as a clarinet teacher and deputy director of the conservatory next to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.”

 

Listen to Ido on YouTube

Yevgeni Bisko

Violin

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Yevgeni Bisko
Violin

 

Noam Buchman

FLUTE

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Flute teacher:
Noam Buchman

“Noam Buchman, one of the leading flutists in Israel, appeared as a soloist in a large number of concerts and recordings in Israel and in important music centers in Europe, America and South America. He played as the principal flutist in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years. Noam Buchman was one of the founders of the “21st Century Ensemble” and was one of its soloists. His performance appeared on ten CDs in Israel and abroad. His latest CD – “Flute Concerti from Jerusalem”, two flute concertos written for him by Shlomo Gronich and Oded Zahavi. His CD “Minginat Halil – Classical Arrangements for the Songs of the Land” with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra won a “Golden Album”.
Noam Buchman performs a diverse repertoire of baroque music, classical music and contemporary music. He devotes a considerable part of his activity to the performance and promotion of Israeli works, and top-class composers have dedicated their works to him. For his contribution to Israeli music, Noam won the “Outstanding Performer of Israeli Works” award from the Council for Culture and Art, and the Eden Partosh award from the Ministry of Culture.
At the same time as his artistic activity, Noam Buchman teaches flute at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and conducts master classes in Israel and abroad.”

Gersh Geller

SAXAPHONE

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Saxaphone teacher:
Geresh Geller

Nimrod Katz

SAXAPHONE

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Saxaphone teacher:
Nimrod Katz

 

Yevgeny Kleiman

BRASS INSTRUMENTS

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Brass instruments teacher:
Yevgeny Kleiman

 

Dmitry Levitas

TRUMPET

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Trumpet teacher:
Dmitry Levitas

 

Dmitry Malkin

OBOE

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Oboe teacher:
Dmitry Malkin

Yael Shimshoni Melzer

RECORDER

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Recorder teacher:
Yael Shimshoni Melzer

Elena Odintsova

SAXAPHONE

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Saxaphone teacher:
Elena Odintsova

Richard Paley

BASSOON

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Basson Teacher:
Richard Paley

Richard Flay, principal bassoon player of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra since 1982 is one of the founding members of The 21st Century Ensemble. Flay was born in Boston and received his musical training at the New England Conservatory and at the Eastman School of Music. In 1978 he immigrated to Israel at the invitation of the Israeli Chamber Orchestra.

Added to his performances as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the 21st Century Ensemble, Plai played with ensembles such as The American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Music Ensemble, Collegium Atlantis as a Baroque bassoonist, and in addition Plai served as the resident sonist of the Van Leer Institute Ensemble.

He performed many works, penned by composers from Israel and abroad, in premiere performances. He is one of the pioneers of the ‘authentic’ performance of Baroque music in Israel. He teaches playing the modern bassoon at the Buchman-Mehta school in Tel Aviv and the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, where he also serves as a teacher of the baroque bassoon and chamber music. Many of his students are well-known musicians.

Miraculously, he has the stage presence of a real ‘performer’ and this was fully revealed in his two performances of Michael Doherty’s “Elvis is Dead” as part of the “Discovery” concerts and recently he brilliantly performed the concerto for bassoon and orchestra from Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Strathclyde” concert series.

Boris Reidel

PERCUSSION

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Percussion teacher:
Boris Reidel

Nava Schwarzwald

FLUTE

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Flute teacher:
Nava Schwarzwald

Elyashiv Shapira

CLARINET & SAXAPHONE

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Elyashiv Shapira:
Clarinet and Saxiphone teacher

 

Eldad Shiloah

PERCUSSION

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Percussion teacher:
Eldad Shiloah

 

Ilya Shwarts

CLARINET

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Clarinet teacher:
Ilya Shwarts

 

Barak Yeivin

FRENCH HORN

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French horn teacher
& Director of the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance:

Barak Yeivin
Listen to Barak on YouTube

Barak, born in Jerusalem in 1963, is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied conducting under Prof. Mendi Rodan. He earned his Master’s Degree at Indiana University where he studied under Prof. Myron Bloom. He also learned to play early horn and studied early instrument building with Richard Seraphinoff, as well as with Jean Michel Mareau Paris.

Barak played first horn for many years with the Beersheba Sinfonietta, the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphonette, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and performed as a guest artist with various orchestras and ensembles in Israel and abroad.

Barak has conducted and moderated family and children's concerts for many years, with the Holon Habama Orchestra, the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, the Ramat Gan Chamber Orchestra and others. He also teaches and conducts at workshops and at various ensembles.


For the past five years Barak has been the Director of the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He also conducts the Conservatory  Symphony Orchestra and its wind Orchestra.

Barak has been a member of the Israel Brass Quintet since 1998

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