Photo Credit: Hadag Nahash
The Israeli music scene is diverse, dynamic and eclectic. It spans across all spectrums of musical genres and often fuses many musicals influences ranging from classical, folk, Ethiopian, and Middle-Eastern, to rock, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, Arabic, and pop.
Classical music in Israel has been part of the vibrant music scene since the 1930s when hundreds of music teachers and students, composers, instrumentalists and singers, as well as thousands of music lovers, streamed into the country from Europe. The founding of The Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra (today the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) in 1936 marked the beginning of Israel’s classical music scene. The Russian immigration in the 1990s boosted the classical music arena both with new talents and music lovers.