Idit Shemer - flute





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Selected Recordings

Debussy-Syrinx.wma -

dedicated with love to Hanoch Tel-Oren


J.S.Bach partita in a-1.wma

Poulenc sonata 1.wma

Piazzolla-Tango Etude no.6.wma

W.F.Bach-Duet No.6 in f-minor: Un poco Allegro.wma


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Idit Shemer, born in Jerusalem, 1961, studied at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (USA) and in England. Among her teachers were Hanoch Tel-Oren, Avner Biron and William Bennett.


Idit's career covers a wide range of music, from authentic performances on period instruments to modern performances of new pieces, some written and dedicated especially to her by well known Israeli composers (Oded Zehavi, Haim Alexander, Oded Assaf, and others). She has premiered some of these works in concerts, many of which were recorded on the "Voice of Music" ("Kol Israel" radio).


As part of her musical activities Idit also seeks to expand the repertoire, searching for original and unknown works for the flute, as well as adapting and making her own arrangements of music written for other instruments (J.S. Bach Cello suites, R. Schumann's violin sonata no. 1 in a minor, songs by Faure`, Brahms, Schubert and others).  


Along with her career on the modern flute Idit has pioneered the field of historical performances in Israel. She specializes in authentic performances on period flutes. For many years she was a member of the Jerusalem Consort, with which she recorded two CD's.


She has performed with many well-known Israeli musicians (Ora Rotem-Nelken, Zecharia Plavin, Jonathan Zak, David Dolan, David Shemer, Shmuel Magen, Misha Maisky, Raanan Eylon, Yael Ronen, Miriam Melzer, Daniel Akiva and many others)

She also performed with musicians from all over the world among whom are harpsichordist and pianist Maggie Cole (England), flutists Marten Root (at The Netherlands Bach Society) and Jenet See (USA), violinist Walter Reiter (England), countertenor James Bowman and the soprano Emma Kirkby (England).


Idit performs regularly, both in Israel and abroad (Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Latvia, Czechoslovakia, England and the USA). She has given recitals, played in chamber music concerts, festivals and as a soloist with The Jerusalem Cameratta (conductor Roy Goodman), The Beer-Sheva Sinfonietta (conducted by A. Itai), and The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (conducted by D. Shemer).

She has performed with the K.Ph.E. Bach Ensemble on numerous tours in Germany where she has also recorded for radio. As a soloist she toured Israel and Europe with the JBO (Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Bratislava.)  


Apart from her career in performance Idit has for many years been a teacher. She views her teaching as an integral part of her never ending development and growth as a musician and a flutist.


In recent years Idit has also taken up prose writing. She has published two novels and sees in her musicmaking and in her writing a complete circle of creation.