The Aviv competitions 2006 for promising Israeli musicians concluded January 2. Last night (Jan 3) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts the happy winners were awarded with the prizes at the ceremony, which was followed by the closing concert. The winner at the woodwinds category (the Francois Shapira prize, NIS 18,000) is Moran Katz. The best vocalist is soprano singer Gal James (NIS 27,000, the Doris and Morey Arkin prize). She was also awarded with the prize for the best performance of an Israeli vocal piece (NIS 5,000, a prize of Mira Zakai in memory of her parents). Pianist Viktor Stanislavsky won the Guralnik prize (NIS 36,000) and also the special prize of the Education Ministry (NIS 10,000) for the best performance of the Israeli instrumental piece. The prize in cello category (the Meira Gera prize, NIS 10,000 contributed by the Gutman family) this year was not given. The winners will also perform at the Jerusalem Henry Crown Hall January 9th at 17:00. The concert will be live broadcast by the Voice of Music channel.