Michal Beck 311.
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Jerusalem-based cellist Michal Beck won first prize in the Paul Ben
Haim Competition of Israeli music on Saturday evening in Tel Aviv.
Beck, who currently serves in the IDF as a musician, beat seven
runners-up in the final stage and 23 instrumentalists and singers who
took part in the entire, three-stage competition.
Clarinetist Ido Azrad won second prize, soprano Gan-Ya Ben-Gur Axelrod
won third prize and Hilla Ofek, harp, won the honorary prize for
performance of a piece by Ben Haim in the competition, devoted to
excellence in the performance of Israeli concert music.
Beck, 18, was the youngest of the 23 participants. She is a student
of Hillel Zori, head of the String Department at the Buchman-Mehta
School of Music in Tel Aviv.
The biannual competition is sponsored by the Culture and Sports
Ministry, Musical Youth for the Performance of Israeli Music and the
Israeli Broadcast Authority’s classical music radio station, The Voice
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