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JONATHAN HADAS (ISRAEL)

Jonathan Hadas was born in Tel Aviv, 1986.

Principal Bass Clarinet player of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010.

Jonathan is a member of the Meitar Ensemble for contemporary music.

His playing has been featured in radio and television broadcasts all over the world.

He is also a member of the balkan group "Kbetch!" with which he had won the" klezmer prize" in the Fürth klezmer festival 2014, and a member of the Israeli group “Chorolé” - for Brazilian choro music.

Jonathan is a recipient of AICF scholarship since 2003, and a graduate of the "young musicians section" at the Jerusalem Music Center. In 2008 he won the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Wind Competition, and received a special prize at the AICF Spring Competitions for the best performance of an Israeli work. In 2007 he won the first prize in the Ruth Lewis international clarinet competition held in Tel Aviv.

He began playing the clarinet at the age of 11 with Mrs. Sarah Elbaz at the Ramat Gan Music Conservatory and the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, and later with Mr. Richard Lesser.

Jonathan has completed his Masters degree in the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, under full scholarship granted by the Chase Fund in Yevgny Yehudin's class and in the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik, Germany, in Prof. Wolfgang Meyer's class under a special student exchange program.

In 2007 he finished his service in the IDF as an “outstanding musician”, and completed his studies for a B.Mus at the Buchman–Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, first with Mr. Richard Lesser and later with Mr. Yevgeny Yehudin. He was a member of the Buchman–Mehta Symphonic Orchestra, under full scholarship, in which he appeared as Principal Clarinet in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, in Tonhalle, Zurich and in Israel under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta.

In the summer of 2010 he took part in the Lucerne Festival academy as principal clarinet under maestro Pierre Boulez.

He has participated in festivals and seminars all over the world such as Chigiana academy, Italy, Idyllwild, California, Spannungen festival in Heimbach Germany, and Kfar Blum festival in Israel.