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Ron Selka, Principal Clarinetist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, has appeared in recitals and chamber music concerts in Europe, the USA and Israel. He has performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta as well as with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Lezion and the IDF Chamber Orchestra. His performance of the Mozart clarinet concerto is frequently broadcasted in the French Television channel “Mezzo”.


An active chamber musician, Ron Selka was a prizewinner in both the Coleman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions in the USA (1994). He has collaborated with artists such as Gil Shaham, Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin and Mischa Maisky, Mira Zakai & Aviram Reichert. He is a founding member of the New Israel Ensemble. His festival appearances include the Israel Festival, Kfar Blum and Pro Festival (Germany). He frequently records for Israel Radio and is a faculty member of the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University.


Born in Israel, he studied with Mr. Eli Heifetz and Mr. Richard Lesser. He earned his B.M. and M.M. at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied with Eli Eban and James Campbell and where he won the Woodwind Concerto Competition (1994).

Ron Selka Principal Clarinet

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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