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Violist Shuli Waterman was born in Haifa. She studies with Gad Lewertof in the Tel Aviv Rubin Music Academy and continued to study with Professor John White at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was the first prize winner at the "Theador Holland" viola competition. She returned to Israel to complete her studies with Yuri Gandelsman, violist of the Fine Arts Quartet at Tel Aviv University where she was awarded the Daniel Binyamini viola scholarship.

For twelve seasons, beginning in 1997, Shuli was the violist of the Aviv Quartet.  The quartet won the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and was a top prize winner at the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition as well as the second prize winner of the Schubert Competition in Graz. As a member of the Aviv quartet she studied under the guidance of the Alban Berg Quartet in Koln, Germany. The Aviv Quartet maintained a busy concert schedule, including appearances at Wigmore Hall in London. The Louvre, Carnegie Hall, and at the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Shuli often performed with the French "Ysaye" Quartet with whom she  recorded the Beethoven Quintets (Ysaye Records-Harmonia Mundi), and has also collaborated with that ensemble in Mozart's String Quintets in Israel, the UK, and Italy.

Shuli was principal violist of the "Tel Aviv Soloists" and is currently principal violist at the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Deeply devoted to the genre of the string quartet,  Shuli often coaches quartets and chamber music at different youth festivals in Israel and abroad.

 

Among her regular chamber music partners are Hillel Zori, Zvi Plesser, Hagai Shaham, the Aviv and Carmel Quartets, and the Israeli Chamber Project.

Shuli Waterman