“What you see and what you hear is my dream come true.” Zubin Mehta, speaking at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music gala concert, May 2017
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music was founded in 2005 as a unique partnership between Tel-Aviv University (TAU), the largest and most comprehensive university in Israel, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), the country’s most prominent music institution.
The school’s mission is to train outstanding young musicians and to prepare them for professional careers, as well as to create future generations for the IPO. Many have gone on to great success, including as members of the Israel Philharmonic, other orchestras around the world and distinguished solo or chamber music careers. Indeed, the current Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic, Lahav Shani, is one of the school’s distinguished alumni.
Considered one of the world’s elite music education facilities, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music combines an intimate, intensive and personalised study experience in what many students describe as a 'family-like atmosphere' with frequent exposure to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, its renowned guest artists, and teaching by internationally respected faculty and staff, all in one of the great cities of the world.