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Leor Eitan, piccolo player

Lior Eitan, one of the most senior Israeli flutists, has been active for many years as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to the flute, he also masters the piccolo, alto and bass flutes and often combines all four instruments in his performances.


Born in Israel in 1963, Lior Eitan  graduated cum laude from the Rubin Academy of  Music in Tel Aviv , where he studied with Uri Shoham. From 1985 to 1988 he served as Principal Flute of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva. Since 1988, he has been Principal Piccolo of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


Lior Eitan dedicates a special attention to the performance of Israeli music. Over fifty Israeli works were written, dedicated and premiered by him so far. In addition, he regularly arranges masterpieces by classical composers for wind instruments. Some of these arrangements were published by Svitzer Edition, Denmark.


In 1995 Lior recorded his first CD, featuring music arranged for flute and harp. Since then he has recorded seven more CD's for the Israel Music Institute, "Centaur", "Meridian" and "Romeo" labels.

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