Born in France in 1995, Shai studies violin with Marina Ziskind at the Raanana Music Center and at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University under the guidance of Irina Svetlova and later under the guidance of Ilya Konovalov and Eyal Kless. He is a member of the Tomorrow's Soloists program and concert-master of the Raanan Ensemble under the guidance and baton of Guy Porat.
Shai Performs With Many Orchestras
As soloist, Shai has performed with various orchestras in Israel, among them the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, Symphonette Raanana, and the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of Doron Salomon, Michael Gluzman and others.
Shai participated in Mozarteum summer-academy, Salzburg with Zakhar Bron, as well as in the Keshet Eilon Seminar with Vadim Gluzman, Itzhak Rashkovsky, and Ani Schnarch. He further participated in Master Classes with Hagai Shaham, Pavel Sporcl, and Miriam Fried and in the Violins of Hope project with Shlomo Mintz.
Shai Won a Paris Competition
Winner of the Flame International Competition in Paris, the Aviv Competition in Raanana, the Festival Renaissance Competition in Herzliya and the Raanana's national competition, Shai is also recipient of the America-Israel Foundation Scholarship. In addition, Shai was recognized as an outstanding musician by the Israeli Defence Forces, a position that provided him the opportunity to continue his music making during his service .