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Gertler String Quartet

24-06 I Czech Centre in Tel Aviv invites you to a concert of the Gertler String Quartet.

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alma Deutscher and Maurice Ravel will be on the program.

Partners: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel-Aviv, Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce.

Gertler string quartet

Gertler string quartet is a representative chamber ensemble of Buchmann- Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Established in the first half of the 1980’s, the quartet is called after Herman Hershel Gertler, a talented Polish Violinist, who perished in the Holocaust. The quartet is composed of four excellent students of the School of Music and is guided by the school's best teachers. The quartet performs in many concerts in Israel and abroad, including many festivals.


Pavel Kirs, graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Prof. Ivan Štraus and Prof. Bohuslav Matoušek in 2014, is studying at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv towards Artist Diploma, under the tutelage of Prof. Hagai Shaham.  During his studies he has taken masterclasses with such distinguished artist as Shmuel Ashkenazy, Zakhar Bron and Pavel Šporcl. As a soloist he has appeared in many countries in Europe, China, Japan and South Korea. For year 2014/2015, Kirs is a recipient of scholarship from the Czech Musical Fund, Foundation “Endowment of Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávka’s” and Fr. A. Urbánek Foundation.

SANG-A KIM – Violin

Sang- A Kim graduated with bachelor‘s degree at Yon-Sei university in South Korea. She won two times a chamber competition in Sun Wha Art high school, and in 2001she won 2nd prize in Suk-Myung university soloist competition. After studying at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, she finished her master‘s degree with the best study results at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Prof. Ivan Štraus in 2014. In the same year she has begun her studies towards prestigious Artist Diploma at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, under the tutelage of Prof. Hagai Shaham. This year she was awarded with a price for outstanding studying results.


Gili Radian-Sade is a recipient of Rachelle- Goldberg scholarship. As a concertmaster of Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Sypmhony orchestra she was awarded as the best student of a year. After her education in Israel she has taken many masterclasses with renowned violinists. She is an active violin and viola player in many chamber groups.


Yedidya Shaliv received his first musical training in Israel. He was a member of the Youth Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. As a recipient of America-Israel cultural Foundation scholarship, he participated in many masterclasses with famous Professors in Europe and Israel and attended many competitions as a soloist and as a chamber player.



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), String Quartet op. 18 No. 1 F-major

Alma Deutscher (born 2005), Dance of the Solent Mermaids

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet op. 27 F- major


Entrance free.