Beit-Halachmi, Michal

Israeli born clarinetist Michal Beit-Halachmi graduated from Givatayim Conservatory, where she studied with Eva Wasserman-Margolis. She continued her musical studies in the United States at Indiana University and Duquesne University, receiving her Bachelor of Music Degree in 1999. In 2002, she received her Master of Music degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, under the tutelage of Charles Neidich. She has been a scholarship recipient of the America- Israel Cultural Foundation since 1997. She has toured Russia and Armenia with the American- Russian Young Artist Orchestra, performances at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany) and a concert in the Salzburg Festival with members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Other festival appearances include the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, and Domaine Forget in Quebec, Canada. Ms. Beit-Halachmi has concertized extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Israel and in Russia, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and the United States. She performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra in 1997. In 1999 she won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Award, which entitled her to a solo recital that took place in October 2000. Featured on WQED-Pittsburgh in November 2001, she performed works presented on her solo CD, “Air Craft”- homages to famous composers, including Bach, Paganini, Debussy, Bartok and others by Hungarian composer Bela Kovacs. The CD also features the “Overture on Hebrew themes” by Sergei Prokofiev with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She made her New York recital debut as winner of artists international 2002 young clarinetists on Saturday, March 8, 2003 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.