Prof. Hagai Shaham

Hagai Shaham

Violin
Professor, Orchestra member
Israel

Bio

Hagai Shaham teaches at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and he is Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University, New York. Student of the late renowned Professor Ilona Feher, he is the co-founder and a board member of the Ilona Feher Foundation for promoting young Israeli violinists.

Hagai Performed at Carnegie Hall

He has played at important venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Salle Pleyel and Venice Teatre la Fenice. His solo performances include appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic and KBS Seoul Symphony orchestras. 

At the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Hagai Shaham performed Brahms Double Concerto with Misha Maisky conducted by Zubin Mehta. He's a regular guest at important festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Reingau, Bad Kissingen, Bodensee, Montpellier, Pablo Casals and Israeli Festivals.

A Recording Artist and Motivator

His recordings include over 25 albums by Hyperion, EMI, Naxos and Decca International. His piano trio with cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist Arnon Erez have recorded so far 3 CD’s for Nimbus Recordings. Shaham's awards include first prizes at the ARD Munich Competition and the Israel Broadcasting Authority Competition. Hagai highly motivates his students to reach out for the best possible performance and possesses a lot of background knowledge of the repertoire.