Artistic Director: Ofer Shelley

The trio was founded in Jerusalem in 1996 by graduates of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and is currently one of the most active chamber ensembles in Israel. The Atar Trio aims to expose wide audiences to the experience of listening to chamber music and therefore it also holds concerts in private listening classes, guided concerts and masterclasses for youth and students and regularly takes part in a culture project for the periphery. Along with the main classical repertoire of this ensemble, the trio also performs a wide range of musical styles: folk music and songs, jazz, Jewish, Israeli and contemporary music. The Atar Trio collaborates with leading musicians; Performs works by prominent Israeli composers of our time; initiates unique musical projects that combine text, music and theater and performs forgotten and rare works in their adaptation into the chamber medium. The trio performs extensively internationally and performs at concerts and festivals in Europe - including Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Italy; it also performs an annual project—in Israel and throughout the United States every spring—that is dedicated to twentieth-century classics and contemporary music commissioned by the trio.