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Rubinstein competition - finals


Finals for the 16TH Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition will take place at the end of the month. Tickets are no longer available to see the concert live, however we invite you to reserve digital tickets at a discount rate for subscribers and friends of the Camerata.


Go into the competition website:


In the discount pane choose הטבה למנויי הקאמרטה הישראלית and write the "code" - קאמרטה


You will be entitled to a 50% discount for each of the finals concerts broadcast online April 29-May 3, 2021. 



Arthur Rubinstein Championship Concert 


On 6.5, a few days after the competition, a concert featuring the 2 winners playing Beethoven's concerti accompanied by the Camerata will take place at the Weizmann Institute in Rechovot.


Full price: 150 NIS

Camerata Subscribers: 110 NIS




Classic Viennese - La Tempesta Dei Solisti

Asi Matathias, violin

Muki Zohar, oboe

Noam Zur, Conductor

Israel Camereata Jerusalem


Lebron oboe concerto

Mozart violin concerto No. 5 ("Turkish")

Plus other surprises from the great works of Fritz Kreisler for violin and Orchestra


*There will be no intermission during the concert

*The concert is in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Museum of Art


8/5/21 Tel Aviv Museum of Art

9/5/21 Ness Ziona Cultural Center



Waltz and Winds


Conductor: Avner Biron



Muki Zohar, oboe

Shira Eliassaf, Clarinet

Mauritzion Paz, Bassoon

Alon Reuven, French Horn


The concert will open with: Sibelius: Valse triste, op. 44

Continue with: Janáček: Idyla for string orchestra

Finish with: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (4 Winds solo), K. 297b


Thursday, 20/5/21 at 20:00, Sela Auditorium, Weizmann Institute, Rechovot

Friday, 21/5/21 at 13:00, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Saturday, 22/5/21 at 21:00, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Monday, 24/5/21 at 20:00, Elma Arts Complex, Zichron Ya'akov

Tuesday, 25/5/21 at 20:00, YMCA, Jerusalem 


Please note: you may also use your remaining tickets for this concert, or get a special discount for Camerata subscribers by entering your ID number through our website when selecting tickets or by phone. 



See you soon!

  • The phenomenal pianist Paul Lewis to replace Robert Levin in the upcoming concert series of the Israel Camerata Jerusalem.


    Due to corona constraints, pianist Robert Levin will be unable to come to Israel.
    We are privileged to host, in his place, Paul Lewis, one of the leading pianists of our generation.

    Paul Lewis had a change in schedule when his performances in Italy later this month were cancelled.
    He has agreed – at short notice – to come to Israel. He will perform two piano concertos by Mozart, (No. 27 and No. 12) with the orchestra.

    During his last visit to Israel in 2017, Paul Lewis was a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He frequently performs with the most prominent orchestras in the world and has received many accolades.
    Among the prestigious international awards for his playing: the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, three Gramophone Awards as well as honorary degrees from British universities.

  • Camerata in the Israel Music Festival - Pastoral Scenes


    Join us for a free concert!
    ​(Only applicable if tickets are reserved in advance)

    Camerata in the Israel Music Festival
    "Pastoral Scenes"

    The concert will take place on Thursday, December 23 at 20:00 at Performance and Event Venue in Tel Aviv - Sha'arit Israel 10 (in the park next to Bloomfield Stadium on the eastern side)

    Andrea Hajdu: Divertimento for String Orchestra 

    Scherzandu | Capriccio | Rustico | Ballet | Rondo – Finale

    Hana Ajiashvili: "Floating" for Chamber Orchestra (premiere)

    Mark Kopytman "Kaddish" for Cello and Strings Orchestra 

    Naama Perel Tzadok: "Pastoral Scenes" for Chamber Orchestra (premiere)

    Hillel Zori: Concerto for Cello and Strings Orchestra (premiere)
    Prelude - Casals | Fantasy of a Serenade | Largo -  Allegro Vivace
    Cello - Hillel Zori
    Conductor - Ilan Volkov

    Entrance is free by reserving tickets in advance through this link only:
    To reserve tickets, press here

  • ​The Camerata is moving to its new home in YMCA


    The Camerata is moving to its new home in YMCA.

    At the end of November, the orchestra's offices will relocate to their new home in the YMCA Hotel complex in Jerusalem.

    To celebrate this transition, the orchestra invites you to a special concert in the YMCA Hall on December 2 at 8:00 PM

    Later in the month, the orchestra will perform "Peter and the Wolf" at the YMCA, bilingual Hebrew-Arabic production, in collaboration with the Psik Theater.

  • Auditions are open


    Auditions are open for the following positions:


    First violin, principal violist and second contrabass. 


    Auditions will take place Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot.


    For additional details and to register contact:


    Best of luck to all

  • auditions for the first violin position


    The Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra is pleased to announce the opening of auditions for the first violin position in the 2021-2022 season.
    The audition books can be downloaded here:
    Other pertinent details are in the ad.
    To register and for additional information, please contact:

    Hope to see you soon.

    Best of luck to everyone!

  • Updates regarding our upcoming concerts


    Dear Audience,

    Due to the security situation, we are unfortunately required to postpone concert dates for the upcoming "Winds" program.


    New concert dates are as follows: 

    Saturday, June 5 at 21:00 Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Sunday, June 6 at 20:00, Rechovot, Michael Sela Auditorium, Weizmann Institute

    Monday, June 7 at 20:00, Zichron, Elma Arts Complex

    For those with tickets for the concert in Jerusalem, we will be happy to reserve you tickets for the final concert of the season on Tuesday, June 29.

    For additional information: 02-5020503 |

  • Baroquian Voyage



    Dear Audience,

    We hope you enjoyed the Camerata's concert last week. We are still on a high!

    And the excitement continues…we are pleased to announce our next concert series:

    Baroquian Voyage

    Avner Biron conductor

    Georg Frideric Handel 

    Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, op. 3 no. 2 HWV 

    Alan Hovhaness 

    "Alleluia" from op. 40b

    Georg Philipp Telemann 

    Sonata in E minor, TWV 50:4

    John Corigliano 

    "Voyage" for string orchestra

    Johann Sebastian Bach 

    Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046



    Heichal Hatarbut Tel Aviv, Zucker Hall

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 20:00

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 13:00

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 20:00

    Savion Cultural Center

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 20:30

    Elma Arts Center Zichron Yaakov

    Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 20:30

    Jerusalem YMCA

    Monday, March 22, 2021 at 20:30



    Entrance is subject to the Ministry of Health regulations!


    Tickets can be reserved through our website:


    The price for our veteran subscribers is 140 NIS (instead of 185 NIS). Should you have additional tickets left over from last season, you are invited to use them in lieu of payment.


    The most efficient way to contact us should you have questions is through our email: and we will respond quickly.


    Looking forward to seeing you at our next concert!


    The Camerata Orchestra

  • Auditions for extra/subbing musicians


    The Israel Camerata Jerusalem

     Announces auditions for extra/subbing musicians in the following instruments:

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet


     Auditions will be held on March 25, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM

    Michael Sela (Wix) Auditorium, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

    The Auditions books can be downloaded from:

    Please send your CV by email

    Phone: 02-5020503


  • Announces auditions for permanent full positions



    The Israel Camerata Jerusalem

     Announces auditions for permanent full positions in the following instruments:

    First Violin – Section 

      Viola - Principal 

    Auditions will be held on March 24, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM

    Michael Sela (Wix) Auditorium, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

    The Auditions books can be downloaded from:

    Please send your CV by email

    Phone: 02-5020503




  • We're back!




    We're back!



    After months of waiting and anticipation, as of next week, we will resume our live concerts and invite you to our upcoming concerts.

    Our subscribers may use their remaining tickets from the 2019-29 season.


    Mozart and Chopin (*concert for the vaccinated and recuperated)

    The Israel Camerata Jerusalem

    Avner Biron, conductor

    Bishara Harouny, piano



    Mozart Symphony no. 39, k 543

    Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 21




    Thursday, 4.3 at 20:00 – Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Friday, 5.3 at 14:00 – Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Saturday, 6.3 at 20:00 – Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Sunday, 7.3 at 20:00 – Weizmann Institute, Rechovot

    Tuesday, 9.3 at 20:00 – Jerusalem Theatre, Henry Crown Auditorium

    יום א׳, 7.3, בשעה 20:00 - מכון ויצמן, רחובות



    Entry to the concert will be permitted to those who have been vaccinated and those who have recuperated from the virus only, who have a green pass, as per regulations of the Ministry of Health.  


    Ticket and seat reservations can be made via the website:



     You can also receive assistance and reserve tickets by replying to

    Or call: 02-5020503 Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-15:30 


    We look forward to see you!