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            Percussionist  Amir Lavie, A native of Israel, has appeared in Solo Recitals, Chamber Music Concerts and with various Orchestras throughout  America, Europe and Israel.


            One of Israel’s leading percussionists, Amir has won numerous awards, including Israel’s Composers Association excellence award and the Manhattan School of Music concerto competition, giving the American premiere of Anders Koppel’s marimba concerto.


Amir is Principal percussionist and Timpanist of The Israel Symphony Orchestra - the Israeli Opera Orchestra - and has played under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Mazur and Gustavo Dudamel among others.


Equally at home as a soloist, Mr. Lavie presented Recitals at the Tel-Aviv Museum, the Israel Philharmonic , Hubbard Hall in New York City and at the Royal Academy of Music and has performed in numerous festivals, such as the Spoleto festival, The Salzburg Festspiele and the Schleswig-Holstein music Festival.


His love of different musical genres has brought Amir to share the stage with many of Israel's prominent singers such as Yoni Rechter, Bery Sakharoff, Miri Messika and Achinoam Nini, and to take part in many theater and musical productions, including the Broadway tour of "West side story" and the International tour of QUEEN LIVE.


Amir holds Degrees from the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, Manhattan School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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