Shira Majoni – viola (Israel)

General information

Shira Majoni was born in 1989 into a musical family. From a very early age expressed her passion and interest for languages, music being one of them. In 2013 she was awarded Top Prize for viola and Special Prize for Best Performance of an Israeli Composition at the Aviv Competition in Israel.

Shira Majoni has participated in the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Caramoor Rising Stars and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove amongst others where she collaborated with artists such as Pamela Frank, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gary Hoffman, Wolfram Christ and Rainer Honeck to name a few. She has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall in NY, Symphony Hall in Boston, the United Nations, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Conservatory Hall in Moscow, the YMCA in Jerusalem, Jordan Hall in Boston and the Seoul Arts Centre amongst others. In 2008 she joined the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, with which she toured in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Under Daniel Barenboim, who co-founded the orchestra with Edward Said, they performed at the Proms in London, the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals and recorded the Beethoven Cycle for Decca.
Shira graduated from the Jerusalem Music Centre and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, where she studied with renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster, Chaim Taub. She is a recipient of excellence scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Barenboim Said Foundation and the New England Conservatory. Since 2016 she’s been a Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz scholarship awardee.