Oded Hadar, Cellist - Photo Credit: Richard Carr

Oded Hadar


Recipient of the Audience Choice Prize in the prestigious Aviv Cello Competition, Israeli cellist Oded Hadar has performed worldwide as both soloist and chamber musician.  In 2008, he received a special distinction award from Maestro Zubin Mehta, resulting in a solo appearance with the Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra. Other solo appearances include performances with the Thelma Yellin Orchestra, as well as a tour across Hungary with the Kfar Saba Symphony Orchestra.  A three-time winner of both the strings and chamber music competitions of the Buchmann Mehta School of Music, Mr. Hadar has also won top prizes in the Turjeman and Young Artist Competitions and the Cello Concerto Competition in New England Conservatory.  He was a scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for thirteen years, and served as an outstanding musician in the Israeli Defense Forces.

As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Shmuel Ashkenazy, Atar Arad, Rudolf Koelman, and Menahem Breuer, and has participated in masterclasses with Janos Starker, Bernhard Greenhouse, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Antonia Meneses, and Uzi Wiesel.  Summer festival appearances include the Perlman Music Program in Israel, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Chigiana Academy Festival in Siena, the Brussels Chamber Music Festival and the Kefar Blum Music Festival.  Born in Tel Aviv in 1988, Mr. Hadar Began his cello studies at the age of six.  After studies at Tel Aviv University with Hillel Zori, he received his Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz.

Photo credit: Richard Carr