Gal Nyska

Cello


Biography

Gal Nyska is active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He has made his New York solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra at Avery Fischer Hall under Dennis Russell Davies. Additional performances include solo, chamber music, and recital appearances at the Grand Salle des Invalides (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall (Boston), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Jerusalem Music Center, Henry Crown Theatre, and concerto engagements with the Südwestdeutsches Kammerochester Pforzheim, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Bangor, Raleigh, and Durham symphony orchestras, among others. As a chamber musician and founding member of the award-winning N.E.W. Trio he has won grand prizes at the Fischoff and Coleman national chamber music competitions and is a recipient of the Arthur Foote chamber music award given by Harvard University's Society of Music. In addition, he is won the cello prize and audience prize at Israel's prestigious Aviv Competitions, sponsored by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. He has collaborated with emiment musicians such as Shmuel Asheknasi, Pamela Frank, Atar Arad, and Ilan Gronich, and has taught cello at Juilliard as the assistant of Prof. Joel Krosnick. He has been a regular participant of the Open Chamber Music sessions and the International Musicians' Seminar Prussia Cove under Steven Isserlis.

Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Gal is currently engaged as associate principal cellist of the Neubrandenburg Philharmonie.