Amit Dubester

Amit Dubester is an Israeli-born classical saxophonist.

Amit began his musical studies in the Kfar Saba Conservatory. In 2005, he joined the class of Gan Lev in Tel Aviv.

Reciever of the AICF (America-Israel Cultural Foundation) scholarships in 2005-2009 as a member of the Kfar Saba and Tel Aviv Saxophone Quartets, and with distinction in 2009- 2014 as a soloist.

While pursuing his studies in Europe, Amit has enjoyed generous support by the French Embassy in Israel, as well as from the “Tzfunot Tarbut” Association.

Amit has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in Israel (Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Netanya-Hakibutzim Orchestra), as well as in Europe (Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg), and has performed both as a soloist and as member of different chamber music groups in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls – Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich and Kölner Philharmonie, to name a few.

Furthermore, he has played under the baton of Maestri Zubin Mehta, Asher Fisch, Andrés Orozco Estrada, Omer M. Wellber, David Stern, Frederic Chaslin, and more.

As an active perfomer of New Music, Amit has participated in various projects with composers such as Alvin Lucier, George Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Brett Dean, Gérman Toro-Pérez and Micha Seidenberg.

Prize winner of numerous international music competitions, among which are «Concours de Jeunes Talents» (Strasbourg, 2014), the prestigious François Shapira Prize for woodwinds in the «Aviv» Competitions (Israel, 2015), «Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition, Berlin» (2016 and 2017), «Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso» (2017), as well as the competition for contemporary music in ZHdK (2017).

Amit started his Bachelor studies in the class of Philippe Geiss in the Academy of Music and Dance in Strasbourg, France.
He is currently pursuing his Masters studies in ZhdK (Zurich University of the Arts) in the class of Prof. Lars Mlekusch.