Noam Schuss     baroque violin  

Noam Schuss

One of the leading baroque violinists of Israel, Noam Schuss is concertmaster of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Shemer. She has often played as guest soloist with the orchestra and with other baroque groups. She is also a member of the Tel-Aviv Soloist Ensemble. A M.A. graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester University, NY, and a student of Elona Feher, Ora Shiran and William Preucil, Schuss specialized in baroque violin with Walter Reiter, Andrew Manze, Catherine McKintosh and others. She has won several scholarships of the American-Israel Cultural foundation.

Schuss is a founding member of the unique GALATHEA string quartet on period instruments. Her concerts have been recorded and broadcasted on the Israeli Kol Ha Musika radio station. Schuss collaborates in Israel and abroad with renowned artists such as: Andrew Parrot, Maggie Faultless, Anthony Pay, Roberto Gini, Shalev Ad-el. Has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Bach Soloists, Musika Nova Ensemble, and more. She has played in international festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Festival, in Germany, Aspen Festival USA, Pro Musika Mundi, Poland and others. She was a member of the prestigious Quartet Seminar of the Cleveland Quartet.

As a busy chamber musician Noam performs in all major venues and festivals of Israel: Kfar Blum Festival, Israel Festival, Abu-Gosh Festival, in the series of the Tel-Aviv Museum and Stricker, etc. Schuss is also an active teacher in the Givataim and Ramat-HaSharon conservatories, in the latter also conducting the string orchestra. She gives Baroque workshops for strings in different conservatories.

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