A b o u t
Basel-based Israeli Flutist Anat Nazarathy is an avid and active performer of music from a wide range of periods and styles. She is a member of Meitar Ensemble, Israel's foremost ensemble specialized in contemporary music, and is also an enthusiastic performer of early music on historical instruments. Anat holds a Master's degree in performance from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the class of Prof. Pirmin Grehl, and a specialized Masters degree in performance of early music form the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, class of Mark Hantaï. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in the class of Prof. Yossi Arnheim.
Anat has performed as soloist and chamber musician in new music festivals and concert series such as CEME (2020, 2019, 2013), Zeitruäme Basel (2019, 2017), Lucern Festival (2020, 2019), Tirol Festival for New Music (2017), IMPULS Festival in Graz (2019, 2017), Nachtstrom series for electronic music in Gare du Nord, Basel (2016), the Israel Festival (2015) and more.
She has completed the Tedarim internship program for outstanding young musicians in contemporary music with Ensemble Meitar in Tel Aviv during the years 2013–2015.
She is a founding member of the young contemporary music ensemble Duo Alto.
Anat was awarded many prizes and scholarships, including the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity from the Jerusalem Institute for Contemporary Music, the Swiss Government Excellency Program, The America Israel Cultural Foundation, The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Scholarship Program for Outstanding Musicians in Chamber Music, The Dean's Award for Excellence in the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, second Prize in the Edwin Fischer Competition for the year 2016 in Lucerne and the first prize in the IMKA international music competition; additionally, her bachelors and masters graduation recitals received the highest possible grades.
Anat often collaborates with various composers, including her partner, the composer Omri Abram. Anat has three siblings in different places around the world - Nadav Nazarathy, a jazz pianist in New York, Naama Nazarathy, a singer and choir conductor in Jerusalem and Yoni Nazarathy (the only non-musician!), a professor of statistics in Brisbane and a developer of math-education tools for young people.