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Jonathan Hadas

clarinet, bass clarinet

Principal Bass Clarinet in the Israel philharmonic since 2010.


Israeli clarinetist Jonathan Hadas was Born in Tel Aviv 1986. He started playing the clarinet at the age of 11 with Mrs. Sarah Elbaz at the Ramat Gan Music Conservatory and the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, and later with Mr. Richard Lesser.


At the age of 12 he had already preformed as a soloist accompanied by the Ramat Gan strings ensemble and was sent a year later as representative to a concert tour in Norway on behalf of the city.


Jonathan has completed his Masters in the Jerusalem academy for music and dance, under full scholarship granted by the Chase fund in the class of Yevgny Yehudin and in the Karlsruhe Hochschule Für Musik, Germany, in the class of Prof. Wolfgang Meyer.


In 2007 Jonathan had finished his full service in the IDF in the position of an “outstanding musician”, and completed his studies for a B.Mus at the Buchman – Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, first with Mr. Richard Lesser and later with Mr. Yevgeny Yehudin.


As a part of his music studies Jonathan was a member of the Bucman – Mehta Symphonic Orchestra, under full scholarship, in which he appeared as a principle clarinet in the UN General assembly Hall in New York, in the Tonhalle in Zurich and in Israel under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta.


Jonathan is a Thelma - Yellin high school of science and arts graduate, played in the school symphonic orchestra as a principal clarinet and played with the orchestra in couple of tours in Europe and also as a soloist under the baton of Menahem Nevenhause. In addition, Jonathan has appeared as a soloist with the Holon chamber orchestra, the Israeli Stage orchestra, the Israel chamber orchestra and the Israel Camerata orchestra Jerusalem.


In the summer of 2010 jonathan took part in the Lucerne Festival academy as a principle clarinet under the baton of maestro Pierre Boulez.


He attended master classes coached by Anthony Pay, Wolfgang Meyer, Sabine Meyer, Sharon Kam, Philip Cupper, Mitchell Lurie, Giora Feidman, Eli Even, Hakan Rosengren and others. Jonathan participated in festivals and seminars all over the world such as – Chigiana academy - Italy, Idyllwild - California and Kfar Blum festival in Israel.


Jonathan is a recipient of AICF scholarship since 2003, and a graduate of the "young musicians section" at the Jerusalem Music Center.


In 2008 Jonathan has won the Buchmann - Mehta School of Music Wind Competition, and received a special prize at the Aicf Spring competitions for the Best Performance of an Israeli work. In 2012 Jonathan won the 1st prize in the Ruth Lewis clarinet competition held in Tel Aviv.


Jonathan is one of the founders of the Meitar Ensemble and has been a member since its establishment.

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