Musical Delight at Jerusalem Music Center

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Musical Delight at Jerusalem Music Center


Talent and sweet melodies were abundant this July at the Ben Shemen Youth Village in central Israel, as a group of 150 promising young musicians from around the country gathered for the Jerusalem Music Center's (JMC) annual summer course.


Established in 1973 as a joint project of the Jerusalem Foundation and Yad Hanadiv, the Jerusalem Music Center is recognized nationwide for its success in nurturing the next generation of up-and-coming Israeli musicians. One need look no further than the David Goldman Programme for Outstanding Young Musicians, the JMC's chamber music program supported by the David Goldman Foundation through the Jerusalem Foundation, to see that training Israel's future music elite is a serious enterprise.


Throughout July, pianists, string players and brass players from the David Goldman Programme and the JMC's Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, were surrounded by the some of the biggest names that this country, and indeed the world, has produced, including the cellist of the esteemed Austrian-based Alban Berg Quartet and Israeli-Ukranian violinist Sergei Bresler and violist Ori Kam, both members of the award-winning Jerusalem Quartet.

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The group of participants, including pianists, string players, brass players and percussionists, were mentored by a an exceptional team of graduates from the program, including a few who travelled from abroad (Switzerland and Germany) to participate in this exciting program.


Participants refined their new skills, performing at the end of each week at the JMC, the Jerusalem Theater and top concert halls in Tel Aviv in performances open to the public. Graduates of the program accompanied students at these concerts.


For more information about the Jerusalem Music Center and their concert series, visit their website: