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Paul ben-haim competition 2014

Paul Ben Haim Portrait

Once every two years, young musicians from the ages of  13 to 24 are invited  to compete in this internationally well known competition establieshed 1984 in memory of the well known Israeli composer and teacher Paul Ben Haim. All instruments are welcome, including voice.

The competition is focused on Israeli compositions and excellence of performance of the musicians. The purpose is to introduce and encourage young people to play Israeli compositions. 

There are two stages in the competition. In the first and the second stages the judges  hold auditions by via CCTV.  The last stage is a big concert, held in Tel Aviv & open to the public, to be attended by alll competitors, from Israel and abroad, a special award is specified for non Israelis - $2,000 

The competition judges are selected from the top musicians in Israel. 

The competition is organized by Youth and Music Israel in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and other musical organizations in Israel. 

For further information see the following websites:

Israel music Institute & Israel composers & The National Library Of Israel  - select specific instruments, after selecting - mark: exactly match:  


Israel Music Institute 

Israel Composers 

The National Library Of Israel


the winners of the adult 2014 competition

Second place
 Maayan James

Third place
Orian Shuqrun 

First place
Uri Viesner 

the winners of the young 2014 competition

First place
Salomon Markman  

Second place
Yuval Nuri Shem Tov 

Third place
Uri Ron

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