In what has become a meaningful annual event in Israel's musical calendar, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, one of this country's leading performing bodies, presents within its regular season a Gala Concert with the winner of the Tel-Hai Concerto Competition as soloist. The performance takes place at the acoustically superb grand auditorium of the Arts Center in Rishon LeZion, the orchestra's home. The Gala Concert is a fully professional event, on par with the orchestra's subscription concerts.
Since the 2011-12 concert season, Tel-Hai Concerto Competition prizewinners are also featured as soloists with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra
The Master Classes participants of sufficient accomplishment and experience to rise to the occasion, are invited to prepare a complete concerto (except by Bach and Haydn) for the competition, which will take place during the course*. The competition jury will consist of the course faculty, representatives of the Orchestra, and guest musicians invited to judge the event.
Those wishing to take part in the Concerto Competition will so indicate in the application form. In addition, they are required to present a letter from their primary teacher, testifying to their professional ability to perform in a full-fledged orchestral concert.
For the Concerto Competition Rules and Regulations click here »
* due to technical limitations, only performances of concertos for one piano and orchestra can be accepted
** Only those attending the course in its entirety (both terms) will be eligible to enter the concerto competition