The Buchmann Mehta School of Music- B.A.
Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College School of Music- M.A
Shai Zohar was born in 1995 in Israel. He was 4 when he began his musical studies and studied with his mother. Shai graduated with his bachelors from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music from Prof. Tomer Lev studio class, and with his Masters from Manhattan School of Music and Brooklyn college from the class of Prof. Alxandre Moutouzkine and Prof. Ursula Oppens. Shai won numerous prizes in competitions such as: the “Psanter Letamid” piano competition in Israel, the “Leopold Bellan” competition in France, the “Empire State” piano competition in New York, the “Princeton Festival” piano competition in New Jersey, the “north” piano competition in Sweden and others.
He had public masterclasses with artists such as ilana Vered, Emanuel Ax, Yuja Wang, Jerome Lowenthal, Dimitry Bashkirov, and others, and is an alumnus of musicfest Perugia in Italy, the Gingold chamber music festival in Florida, Tel Hai piano masterclasses in Israel, and Aspen Music festival and School in Colorado.
As well as a soloist with many orchestras over the years, Shai played recitals and concerts throughout Israel, United States, French and Italy.
Shai is affiliated with the American-Israeli cultural foundation, the Ronen foundation, and Zfonot-Tarbut music foundation.