Miriam Manasherov

viola

Miriam Manasherov was born in 1981 in Israel. At the age of eight she began playing violin, and she received his first training from Luba Schochat, later transferring to viola. She acquired early orchestral experience as a member of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, to which she belonged from 1995 to 2001. After graduating from the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, she completed her military service in the Excellent Musicians Unit, where she played in a string quartet that later formed the basis of the Rosso Quartet. She began her viola training with Yuri Gandelsman at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv; in 2003 she transferred to the Academy of Music in Lübeck, where she studied with Barbara Westphal. Miriam Manasherov has performed as a principal violist in the Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and at the Verbier Festival Orchestra. In 1999 Daniel Barenboim engaged her in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. She is additionally a freelance player with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, has played in the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin and in the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, and for three years, from 2010 to 2013, she belonged to the WDR Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Rosso Quartet in Italy and France and won first prize at the Chamber Music Festival of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Miriam Manasherov is the recipient of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (from 2000 to 2002) and won the German Academic Exchange Service Prize (DAAD) in 2006. After almost ten years in Germany, she has returned to Israel, where she teaches and performs chamber music.

May 2017