Gili Sharett | Bassoon

Bassoonist Gili Sharett has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, New York City Ballet, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony and American Ballet Theatre. She has been the 2nd bassoonist of the Greenwich Symphony since 2005.

Ms. Sharett has performed with Sylvan Winds, Quintet of the Americas, New York Chamber Soloists and has been featured with such jazz groups such as The Rafi Malkiel Ensemble, Dan Aran, Jason Lindner and Uri Sharlin’s DogCat.

Among her Broadway orchestral credits are King and I, A Gentelman's Guide to Love and Murder, South Pacific, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, The Frogs and Encores! at City Center.

She also played in the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of The Light in the Piazza.
Festival appearances include the Verbier Music Festival, Winter in Jerusalem, Vermont Mozart Festival and Bard SummerScape.

Honors include an America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award (1993–1995) and performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill recital in 2005.

Sharett earned her BA at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv Magna Cum Laude, where she took first prize in both the concerto and chamber music competitions. She completed her doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she performed Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds under the baton of Leon Fleisher. Sharett’s teachers include Mordechai Rechtman, Kim Laskowski and Arlen Fast.

As an active educator, Sharett has performed for the New York Philharmonic Education series KidZone, as well as Young Audiences, Midori and Friends, and the 92 Street Y. She has taught at Hartwick Music Festival in Oneonta and the Brevard Music Center, and is currently on the faculties of Queens College and the Bloomingdale School of Music.
Sharett has recorded on the Nonesuch, Naïve and Tzadik labels.

Gili has two daughters, Mai and Liana with her husband, trombonist and composer Rafi Malkiel.

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