Shaul Bustan, 31, composer and performer has been honored to work with several influential orchestras and ensembles throughout Israel as well as establishing a conservatory, located in a distressed area of Jerusalem.

His music has been performed in concerts internationally by ensembles including: the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (USA), the Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik - Innsbruck (Austria), Musica Nova Ensemble (Israel) and Meitar Ensemble (Israel). He performed with ensembles such as: The Israeli Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Kaprizma Ensemble, and with his collective on the premiere of his own opera to high acclaim. In 2007-2011 Shaul worked as the musical director and conductor of the Emek Hayarden Plectrum Ensemble. He founded and worked as the musical director of the Gonenim Music Center 2003-2011.

Shaul received a Master's degree in Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Among his teachers were violinist Motti Smidt, composer Haim Permont, and conductor and composer Aharon Harlap. In 2011, Shaul moved to Berlin to focus on composition, develop his own projects and collaborate with artists in various fields. Recently, he is composing music for the Theater, developing a new project for children and honored to work with maestro Giora Fiedman.

He won the Chana Avni-Yaddor's Composition Competition (2007-2008), the 2005/6 Deborah Grossman Award for Excellence in Music Education, and was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for his compositions and Mandolin playing (2002-2008).

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