Gan Lev was born in Israel in 1969 and began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 in Kfar Bilu. During 1986 to 1991, he played with The Israeli Saxophone Quartet. Supported by The Israel-America Cultural Foundation, he continued his studies at the Mannes College Of Music in New York. His terminal years of studies took place in Paris with Jean-Michel Goury. In 1994, the late Israeli Conductor, David Shallon, invited Lev to perform with The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he played with most of Israel’s chamber & symphony orchestras, giving recitals and chamber music concerts.
Gan Lev played many contemporary pieces as Israeli premieres. He established and is a former member of Ensemble Nikel and a member of Ensemble Tempera and the Tel- Aviv Saxophone Quartet. He is first call saxophonist with the Israeli Opera Orchestra and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has toured Europe, U.S.A, India Japan, Thailand and Australia.
In 2000,Gan Lev started the first Israeli classical saxophone class, at The Jerusalem Academy Of Music and Dance. Mr. Lev teaches at The Tel-Aviv Conservatory and at "Hasadna" Conservatory in Jerusalem.
This masterclass sponsored by the Boston Woodwind Society
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