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Honorable Mention
Nahar Elias, Cello

Nahar Eliaz was born in 2006 and started cello lessons at the age of five with Mrs. Bluma Sarid. Since 2017 she studies with Prof. Hillel Zori from the Tel Aviv Academy of music. By age 9, Yitzhak Perlman invited her to New York to train the cello with a Julliard Teacher. Nahar joined the "Perlman Music Program" and was chosen to performed for Prime Minister Netanyahu in 2018  
Nahar is a member and a scholarship of "Zfunot Culture" Foundation of Music, "The Jerusalem Center of Music" and "Ronen Foundation" of Music.
Nahar has won several Competitions in Israel and abroad,  1st Prize and "exceptional Artist" at the "Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition" (2019) and at the "Golden Classical  Music Awards in New York" (2020), 1st Prize at the "London Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (2020) , 1st Prize at the “VI Odin International Music Competition” (2021), 1st Prize at the “Rudolf Barshai international competition” (2021) , 1st prize at the Concerto Competition by Famous Morningside Music Bridge in Boston (2017) and the 2nd prize at the follow year in Warsaw Poland (2018)  , 1st prize with highest honor twice in a row (2017, 2019) in the Israeli Conservatory and 1sr prize with highest honor in the America Israel Culture Foundation. Nahar preforms in Israel and abroad as a guest artist and has her own Recitals in Israel (2018-  2020), in Tel Aviv, at the Mormon University in Jerusalem, in Nazareth, in Haifa. She performed twice in London with the couching of Murray Perahia (2017, 2018) in Calgary Canada (2019) in Lincoln Center NY USA (2019), in Barcelona arts Center (2019) via "Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition", on "Kol-HaMusika" Radio Israel (2018) , on the "From The Top" Radio Program in USA (2019), twice in the TV Show "Intermezzo with Arik", in San Diego USA (2020) , Carnegie Hall NY (2020) via "Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition" and  in NY for recital (2020). Nahar performed solo  the "Saint Saens Concerto" for cello  with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem (July 2020) and the Haydn C major Concerto with Symphonette Ra'anana Orchestra in Israel.  During the Years Nahar participates in Many masterclasses in Israel and abroad with  a well known Cello Prof. Among them Prof Laurence Lesser, Prof. Paul Katz, Prof. Frank Helmerson ect’. Nahar Plays solo and chamber music with her American trio.       

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