Seminar Program2022-11-10T22:44:31+02:00
Our Seminars Program

Seminar for String Players in Israel

The seminar program of Keshet Eilon was initiated in 2002 with the purpose of fostering string instrument playing in Israel. The seminars are held twice a year and are attended by 60 – 80 violin, viola, and cello players who have at least four years of playing experience and their current teachers’ recommendations. The participants come for three days of intensive music study and represent all Israeli society sectors, including the Arab community.

Each student receives three individual lessons from instructors who come from leading academic institutions in Israel and abroad. Besides, the students participate in large ensemble performance and chamber music groups, and enrichment activities such as listening to concerts, lectures, and sporting activities. A professional violin maker checks their instruments and gives guidance during the seminar on how to maintain them. At the final concert, students present their skills as soloists and also participate in an ensemble performance.

The Keshet Eilon Music Center provides the young players with every opportunity to practice and perform to fulfill the seminar program’s assignments. Both students and instructors have full access to the Keshet Eilon music library, which contains a rich collection of music, audio, and visual materials.

The center makes every possible effort to assist students in need of financial support for the seminar fees through scholarships funded by generous donors.

Winter Seminar for Israeli String Players

We are happy to open registration for the seminar in its full format at the Keshet Elon campus
As always, we will act according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health

Pleace pay attention:

  • The seminar will take place between December 8-10, 2022.
  • The winter seminar will be open to students from the age of 11 who come on the recommendation of their teacher and have been playing the bow for over 4 years.
  • Accommodation at the Keshet Elon campus under boarding conditions will only be possible for students aged 13 and over.
  • Students from the ages of 11 to 13 will only come accompanied by their parents throughout the days of the seminar and will have to find independent accommodation solutions in the area (not on the Keshet Eilon campus)

Returning home at the end of the seminar (Saturday evening) is independent and the responsibility of the students.

2022 Winter Seminar

Dear string musicians, greetings to you all!

We take great pleasure in announcing the start of registration for Keshet Eilon’s Winter Seminar 2022. 

Please note: 

  • The seminar will be held in a live format on the Keshet Eilon campus.
  • It will take place on December 8-10, 2022.
  • The winter seminar will be open to students aged 11 and older who come on the recommendation of their teacher and have been playing their string instrument for over four years.
  • Accommodation at the Keshet Elon campus under boarding conditions will only be possible for students aged 13 and over.
  • Students from the age of 11 to 13will only come accompanied by their parents throughout the days of the seminar and will have to find independent accommodation solutions in the area (not on the campus of Keshet Eilon)
  • The closing concert will be held on Saturday, December 10at 16:00in the Bar-Uryan Concert Hall, Keshet Eilon.
  • All students will return home immediately after the closing concert. Families are invited to attend the concert and take their children home afterward. 

Violin students will be taught by: 

Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ani Schnarch, Guy Figer, Mila Feldman, Ori Wissner-Levy, Roi Shiloah, Svetlana Simanovsky, Marina Ziskind and Chaim Taub

The Viola class will be led by Tali Kravitz, and Michal Korman will teach the Cello students

Pianists: Evgenia Lakernik, Julia Gurvich, Irina Zheleznova, Marina Kaminker, Katya Samson, Nataly Grines, Evgeny Brakhman, Oxana Shevchenko, and others (more details will be followed). 

The seminar will include the following

  • Individual lessons
  • A masterclass with the Shaham-Wallfisch-Erez Trio
  • Open Door with the legendary violinist Chaim Taub 
  • A concert performed by The Shaham-Wallfisch-Erez Trio (Friday evening)
  • An homage event to the composer and Israel Prize laureate, Ben Zion Orgad. 
  • A closing concert will feature a large ensemble conducted by Itzhak Rashkovsky.
  • Access to the sheet-music library and string-instrument atelier. 

Please note the following additional instructions and information:

  1. You can register for the seminar via the Keshet Eilon website using this link: https://www.keshetei.org.il/en/seminar-program/
  2. Registration closes on November 10, 2022. Remember, the number of places is limited! 
  3. The seminar is designed for musicians who have played for at least four yearsand are 11 years old and over. 
  4. Only candidates who have submitted fully completed forms (including repertoire details and payment) will be accepted to the seminar. 
  5. Candidates wishing to participate in the seminar must obtain authorization from their local teacher. Teachers should send their recommendations to Sahar at [email protected]
  6. When participating in individual lessons, please bring a piece of music you are working on now – i.e., NOT a new piece. 
  7. Sheet music for the ensemble performance will be sent directly by e-mail after you complete registration. If, for some reason, you have not received your copy, please get in touch with us promptly
  8. The cost of the seminar is NIS 700 for students over the age of 13 staying on campus, 630 for students aged 11-13 who will attend independently with their parents (a 50 NIS discount will be given to those who register by October 25)
  9. When filling in your registration form, please tell us which instructors you prefer to work with (please state at least 2 teacher preferences), and we shall do our best to accommodate your requests. Please be understanding about this
  10. Please note: The number of viola and cello students we can accept is limited. Registration for these classes must be coordinated with Sahar (052-8698766)ahead of time. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sahar Worth, Operation and liaison manager, Keshet Eilon


Registration to the Winter Seminar has ended.

The 2022 Winter Seminar will be held from March 23 to  March 25, 2023

Keshet Eilon – Winter Seminar 2017 Final Concert

Keshet Eilon – Spring Seminar 2014 Final Concert

Keshet Eilon – Winter Seminar 2013 Final Concert

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