Noam Buchman

Noam Buchman was Israel’s most acclaimed flutist. He was born in Tel Aviv. He studied with Uri Shoham at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, then with William Bennett in London. He has recorded and performed in concert most of the repertoire for flute as principal flute with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. He has performed solo throughout Israel, as well as in major musical centers throughout North and South America and Europe. He is a founder member of the Israel Contemporary Players group and performs with several chamber music ensembles. Noam Buchman performed Flute 3000 in 1995, the world premiere. This concerto for flute, orchestra, and orchestra was composed by Shlomo Grnich and commissioned by Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Noam Buchman has a wide repertoire that spans the Baroque, classical and contemporary periods. His musical activities are primarily devoted to the promotion and performance of Israeli music. He was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Performing Israeli Music by both the Arts and Culture Council and the Oedeon Partos Prize by the Minister for Culture. His discography includes Visions by Oedeon Paros and the Nielsen and Ibert concertos. A CD of Israeli music with Van-Leer Chamber Players features works by Ben-Haim, Richard Strauss and an album with the Israel String Quartet featuring Flute 3000. He also has a flute recital disc with Bach works and new Israeli music written especially for him. And a CD where he performs three Schubert sonatas for flute (originally written for the violin). He recently released a new recording in which he performs new arrangements of Israeli songs, along with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Noam Buchman is a flute teacher at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. He plays the Muramatsu flute in 14 carat gold. –

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