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Born in Israel in 1979, Asaf Maoz is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, and the Rostock University of Music and Drama in Germany. He studied with eminent teachers such as Ahuva Driblat, Simon Yerushevich, Ora Shiran, and Axel Wilczok.
He regularly appears in festivals, such as Apple Hill’s “Playing for Peace” tour, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Bellerive in Switzerland, and Sounds of Music in the Desert Festival in Sde Boker. He was a member of the Berlin-based Capital Dance Orchestra, which mainly plays swing music.
Asaf served in the Israel Defense Forces as a distinguished musician. He has won several competitions and scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music Now,” and the Barenboim-Said Foundation.
From 2004 to 2013, he resided in Berlin, where he was a member of the Komische Oper Berlin (Assistant Concertmaster), the “German Chamber Orchestra of Berlin” (Concertmaster and Principal 2nd violin), the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin). He was a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Maestro Daniel Barenboim between 2000 and 2012 (Principal 2nd violin). During the 2006-07 season, he served as Principal Second Violin in the Bielefelder Philharmoniker in Germany.
Since October 2013, Asaf has been a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis, playing chess, listening to music, and walking along the beach.