ENSEMBLES 2022

Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna - Youth Wind Orchestra

Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna Wind Orchestra

 

Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna, established in 1973 by Amalia Reuel, is guided by the belief that any child, regardless of physical or mental ability, socio-economic level, ethnicity or religious affiliation, deserves the opportunity to access music instruction of the highest quality. The Conservatory draws on the talents of an accomplished faculty and nurtures individual excellence in a challenging and supportive community. The Conservatory serves as a second home to 600 children representing a microcosm of the unique human mosaic of Jerusalem. Hassadna Youth Wind Orchestra, founded in 2006, is one of Israel's leading youth orchestras. The orchestra is led by two endlessly dedicated musicians: the conductor and director of the orchestra Sagit Mazuz and the artistic director of Hassadna Ronit Berman. Currently, 55 young musicians from the ages of 14-20 play in the orchestra, which serves a central part of their lives; a home for musical, social, and personal growth. The orchestra strives for excellency and professionality, performing regularly at prestigious festivals and events throughout Israel. The Orchestra has won first prizes in New York’s Carnegie Hall Wind Orchestra Festival (2014), and at the Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna, Austria (2017).

 

 

 

Sagit Mazuz

Sagit Mazuz

Conductor

Sagit Mazuz is the founder of Hassadna's Wind Orchestra and has been serving as its conductor and director since 2006. Sagit graduated with a BA from the clarinet department of the Jerusalem Music Academy and received her MA in Musicology and Music Therapy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sagit is a faculty member of Hassadna clarinet department and head of the wind department. Sagit studied conducting with world renowned conductors including Dale Lonis (USA), Darrin Thornton (USA) and Felix Hauswirth (Switzerland).

 

 

 

Ronit Berman

Ronit Berman

Artistic Director

Ronit Berman is the Conservatory’s Artistic Director since 2004. At only 14 years old, Ronit was accepted to study at the distinguished Conservatoire Nationale Superieur in Paris with flutist Alain Marion. Then completed with distinction a second MA and an Artistic Diploma in Music from the Jerusalem Academy and Hebrew University. She was appointed principle flutist of the Israel Camerata Orchestra, has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras in Israel and in hundreds of concerts in Israel and abroad. She won prizes at international flute competitions in Israel, Poland and France.

 

 

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Competition Program

 

Alfred Reed (1921 - 2005)   Armenian Dances Part 1
Katherine Bergman (*1985)   Dream Machine
Oleg Bogod (*1975)   Old City Fairytales - Worldwide Premiere

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Naomi Shemer (1930 - 2004), arranged by Izhak Graziani   'Tommorow'
Alfred Reed (1921 - 2005)   Armenian Dances Part 1
Traditional Song, arranged by Boris Pigovat   Shalom Aleychem
Katherine Bergman (*1985)   Dream Machine
John Williams (*1932)   Fanfare from E.T.
Oleg Bogod (*1975)   Old City Fairytales - Worldwide Premiere
Nachman Yariv (*1943)   Medley of Jerusalem Songs