An Andrés Segovia Award winner (Música en Compostela, Spain), Nadav Lev was hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a talented and engagingly musical performer… his stage presence is entirely gracious and personable.” Lev’s Carnegie Hall debut was described as a “sensitive and nuanced performance” and his debut solo album “a CD to savour and delight in. His playing is of the utmost authority… a sheer delight.”
Lev’s next album is to be released by the prestigious Delos label and will feature solo and chamber music dedicated to him by Israel’s most prominent young composers. Lev has been performing throughout the U.S., Israel and Europe in venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall, with an extraordinary variety of styles and forms, from classical to rock to jazz and improvised music. He gave recitals in prestigious concert series such as the John Marlow Guitar series in Washington, D.C. and has been performing with various groups such as the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and his own Prototip Trio, with mandolinist Avi Avital and harpist Sivan Magen.
Lev is the only guitarist in recent years who has won AICF’s prestigious Abroad Studies award, as well as numerous prizes such as the Rodrigo Award from the Jerusalem Guitar Competition, and Artists International, to name a few. Lev holds a masters of music degree from the Manhattan school of Music and a bachelor of music degree in composition from the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv.