Her story isn’t as horrific as we have been witnessing. It isn’t one of hostages or loved ones murdered. But nevertheless, due to the war, as with so many others, Chagit finds herself in dire circumstances.
You see, Chagit is a single mother, raising two young children in Tel Aviv. She is a professional cellist. A Julliard graduate no less. When she lived in NY she was a Mannes Cello Professor.
So why am I telling her story? You see, once the war began, Chagit’s students fled the country with their families and she is now left without a way to support her family. As she put it, “I am in a difficult personal, survival war.”
One of the “gifts” of Covid is that Chagit began giving cello lessons via zoom. She is hoping to begin that again. Perhaps you know someone who is interested in taking cello lessons with an absolutely amazing teacher! Or perhaps you can help by sharing her story….
She is also available to play for any event via zoom or even make a personal recording of any piece, prayer or song that you desire. She recently played via ZOOM for a program at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in NYC and was asked to speak as well. Cantor Daniel Singer would be more than happy to recommend her.
Here is more information about Chagit and how you can reach her:
Chagit Glaser, an accomplished Israeli cellist, is now offering virtual teaching opportunities. Despite the current circumstances, Chagit has an impressive musical background. She made her debut at the age of 14, captivating audiences with her performance of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations alongside the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta Orchestra. Recognized for her exceptional talent, Chagit was later invited by Isaac Stern to perform with him on his 65th birthday gala concert at Carnegie Hall.
Chagit has embraced several prestigious soloist opportunities, collaborating with orchestras such as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Academy of Music Orchestra in Germany, the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra in New York, and the Fontainebleau Orchestra in France. She has also had the honor of working alongside renowned artists including Pinkus Zuckerman, Mark Neikrug, Shlomo Mintz, and Lukas Foss.
Throughout her career, Chagit Glaser has actively participated in numerous national and international festivals, such as the Israeli Baroque Festival, the Indian River Festival in Canada, Summer Trios in Upstate NY, the Isaac Stern Project for Young Musicians in Israel (Mishkenot Sha'ananim), and the Rolandseck Festival in Germany. Her performances have graced major stages around the world, including the Kennedy Center, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, St. Martin in the Fields in London, and various cities in Switzerland.
Chagit's musical journey began at the tender age of 8 when she first picked up the cello. At 10, she received her first award from the America-Israel Culture Foundation, which she has continued to receive annually for the past 20 years. Her talents have also garnered her the first prize in the Clairmont Competition in Tel Aviv and the Joachim Stochevsky Cello Competition in 1993. Additionally, she was granted the Nori grant from the American Israel Culture Foundation in 1994.
Inspired to share her knowledge and passion for music, Chagit Glaser became a dedicated teacher. Besides her teaching positions at the Tel Aviv Conservatory and the Tel Aviv Academy, she now offers virtual teaching sessions. Her dedication to education has helped her students gain admission to renowned institutions such as Juilliard and Mannes.
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