Israeli cellist Amit Even-Tov started studying cello at the age of six with Sabina Frankenberg. Among her many honors and awards, Ms. Even-Tov won first prize at the Paul Ben-Haim Competition in 2001, third prize at the “Kol Ha Musica” (Israel Broadcasting Authority) Young Artists Competition in 2002, and first prize in the special Jerusalem Academy Competition in 2003, resulting in a solo appearance with the Academy Orchestra and conductor Ilan Schul. In addition, she has performed as a soloist with the Israel Stage Orchestra, and in a live broadcast on Israel Radio with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Even-Tov was the yearly recipient of scholarships from both the Veron Foundation (since 1993) and the American-Israel Cultural Foundation (since 1997). Previous teachers have included Uzi Weisel, Hillel Zori, the late Michael Homizer, and Zvi Plesser. Having previously studied with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Ms. Even-Tov graduated from NEC’s Professional String Quartet Studies program, during which she continued her cello studies with Laurence Lesser. Ms. Even-Tov plays on a 1743 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Cello on loan from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.