Tamir Naaman Pery

Tamir Naaman Pery, cello (Kamon, Israel), is the recipient of the Bruno Frey Music Prize and won first prize in the Young Musicians Competition in Israel and second prize in both the David Grits competition and the Verão Clássico Academy Award. As a soloist and a chamber musician, he has participated in international festivals such as Lumières d’Europe, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music festival, Thy Chamber Music Festival, Geneva International String Academy, the Perlman Music Program, Musethica International Festival, and the David Goldman program for outstanding young musicians. Tamir has shared the stage with leading musicians including David Grimal, Gary Hoffman, Peter Bruns, Diemut Poppen, and Claire Dèsert in venues such as the Pierre Boulez Saal, Zucker Hall, and Henry Crown Hall. He had the privilege of working with Daniel Barenboim, Krzysztof Chorzelski, David Geringas and Joel Krosnick. A graduate of the Karmiel Conservatory, the Jerusalem Music Center, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Barenboim-Said Academy, he is a member of the prestigious Boulez Ensemble and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He has studied under Zvi Plesser and Frans Helmerson, and has been supported throughout the years by the Jerusalem Music Center, Zefunot Culture, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. His cello was commissioned from Yair Hod Fainas and is named ‘Shushik’ after his beloved grandfather.