Musicians

Dennis Sobolev is a guitarist, composer, and improviser whose primary interest is contemporary music. As an improviser, he developed his own playing style, in which he incorporates idioms borrowed from jazz and rock music, as well as extended techniques often associated with contemporary classical and experimental music. He is a member of various improvising ensembles and collaborates for many years with leading musicians on the scene. As a performer of contemporary classical music, he took part in various festivals, such as Tzlil Meudkan, Tectonics, Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music and others, collaborated with various ensembles as well as composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Clinton McCallum, Stefan Prins, Lois Vierk, Andreas Staffel, Amnon Wolman, Alexandra Filonenko and others

Dan Weinstein is a virtuoso and versatile cellist, teacher and lecturer, focusing mainly on contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music. As a cello player his repertoire is dedicated to exploring new ways of interpretation of contemporary music as a platform for modern and updated art form. Enthusiastic about the intersection between traditional and contemporary instrumental practices, close and open forms, improvisation and written music, Dan has inspired composers and instrumentalists alike for collaborative work as solo and chamber musician. Dan regularly performs as soloist and with several contemporary music ensembles and is He is a senior lecturer in the new-music department of Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, Musrara in Jerusalem. Dan is co-founder of the advanced program studies of experimental music and sound art and conducting a open-social-orchestra (“Scratch Orchestra”) in the Israeli Center of Digital art

Jonathan Chazan is a contemporary saxophones player, arranger, improviser and a devoted performer of contemporary and ancient music. By performing both pieces originally written for the saxophone and self arranged pieces from different epochs, styles and instruments, he produces original solo recitals, while regularly commissioning, co-working and premiering new pieces by many prominent Israeli composers, ever exploring, expanding and reinventing the “old” and “new” repertoire. Jonathan played with most of Israeli leading ensembles, and orchestras, as a soloist with Rishon-Letzion Symphonic Orchestra, conducting Dan Etinger, and with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (conducting Zubin Metha) and he is also a founding member of the Tel-Aviv saxophone quartet. Master of pedagogy (Tel-Aviv university), Bachelor (Lausanne conservatoire), academy’s high school graduate with honorary, AICF scholarship of extinct excellency, and 1st place winner of the contemporary music competition of the Tel-Aviv university. Jonathan believes that the musician is an essential part of its community, thus, he is considerably invested in educational activities through music, in workshops, masterclasses and as a member of the Israeli conservatory of music, Tel-Aviv