Noam Buchman, Israel’s highly-acclaimed flautist, was born in Tel Aviv. He studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music with Uri Shoham, and later with William Bennett in London. As principal flute with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra he has recorded and performed, in concert, most of the existing repertoire for flute. As a soloist he has appeared throughout Israel and in important musical centres throughout Europe, North and South America, and at the Bloch Festival directed by Dalia Atlas. He performs and records with various chamber music ensembles and is a founding member of the Israel Contemporary Players ensemble. In 1995 Noam Buchman gave the world première of Flute 3000, a concerto for flute and orchestra by the Israeli composer Shlomo Gronich, commissioned by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and dedicated to him.
Noam Buchman’s extensive repertoire ranges from the Baroque and classical periods to more contemporary ones. A major part of his musical activities is devoted to performing and promoting Israeli music and in recognition of his achievements in this area he was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Performing Israeli Music by the Arts and Culture Council as well as the Oedeon Partos Prize, given by the Minister of Culture.
His discography includes a rendering of Visions by Oedeon Partos, coupled with the Ibert and Nielsen concertos, a recording with the Van-Leer Chamber Players featuring works by Ben-Haim and Richard Strauss, a disc of Israeli music, with the Israel String Quartet, a CD with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra featuring Flute 3000, a flute recital disc of Bach works and new Israeli music especially written for him and a CD in which he plays three sonatas for flute by Schubert (originally for violin). A new recording was recently issued in which he plays, together with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, new arrangements, especially written for him, of Israeli songs. Alongside his intensive performing career, Noam Buchman teaches flute at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. He plays a fourteen carat gold Muramatsu flute.
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