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Born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1995. Since 2021, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Christoph Poppen. She has been granted scholarships by Citi and Fundación Albéniz.
She began her violin studies at the age of 7 with professor Nava Milo. She then studied with Chaim Taub and later obtained her diploma with Hagai Shaham. Additionally, she has been part of the Jerusalem Music Centre programme. She earned the distinction of outstanding musician in the Israeli army, won a scholarship from the American Israeli Cultural Foundation and was awarded with an outstanding achievement by Maestro Zubin Mehta. She holds an Artist Diploma from the University of Tel Aviv Buchmann-Mehta School, as well as a Master’s Degree from the Reina Sofía School of Music. She was also a violinist of the Musethica Quartet-Israel, graduated from the Perlman Music Programme and has attended the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She has attended masterclasses by Itzhak Perlman, Leonidas Kavakos, Silvia Marcovici, Miriam Fried, Mihaela Martin and Linus Roth, as well as by Cibrán Sierra, Aitor Hevia, Krzysztof Chorzelski, and Josep Puchades (chamber music).
She is one of the most active Israeli violinists and has performed in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, United States, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, among others. She has participated at the Musethica and Keshet Eilon festivals. Additionally, she has performed as guest musician with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has collaborated with, ensembles such as the Ensemble Finale, the Alef Trio and Köln Chamber Orchestra.
She plays a violin made by Carlo Antonio Testore loaned by businessman Yehuda Zisapel.
As a student of the school, she has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Juanjo Mena; the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir András Schiff and Andrés Salado and that of the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Christoph Poppen. In 2021 she participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with whom she performed at Madrid's Teatro Real, at Bratislava's Reduta Hall, at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna's Musikverein. She has been a member of the Stoneshield and of the Asisa Óscar Esplá quartets. She is currently a member of the Mendelssohn Quartet.