Jerusalem Duo (ISR)

 Jerusalem Duo was founded in 2012 by two young musicians from Israel – Hila Ofek (harp) and Andre Tsirlin (saxophone). The Duo is one of the most exciting and unique ensembles in the world of chamber music. Since their first performance together, Jerusalem Duo has performed concerts in numerous stages and has been invited to appear at major festivals throughout Europe and Israel.

​Their engaging moderation and direct interaction with the audience on stage during their concerts, creates a close and personal relationship that communicates the historical, musical and personal background of their chosen repertoire and establishes a closer connection to their art.

​This is what the german newspaper „Frankfurter Neue Presse“ wrote after one of their concerts: “… it’s seems like one of the biggest inspiration of the duo is the unique connection between them and their audience… Jerusalem Duo creates an unforgettable experience in which music becomes a universal language and a form of expression that opens up a path directly to every listener’s heart…”

Jerusalem Duo has won first prizes in prestige competitions such as the 6th Iberian contest of chamber music with harp in Madrid (2019), the 6th international competition for Israeli music in London (2012), and the 3rd international TEREM-CROSSOVER competition in Saint Petersburg, Russia (2013).

As scholarship recipients of Live Music Now Frankfurt they have played more than 80 concerts in many different venues and performed in front of a huge verity of listeners.

​On October 3, 2017, Jerusalem Duo was invited to play in the main worship service on the „German unity day“ in the main cathedral in Mainz in front of The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The event was broadcasted live on the main German television channel.

​The duo has been an integral part of Maestro Giora Feidman’s concerts and since 2017 has taken part in 3 of his latest productions – “Feidman plays Beatles”, “Klezmer for Peace” and “Klezmer Virtuos”. Foto: Yifat Yogev

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