Hila Zamir and Humay Gasimzade
Hila Zamir, clarinet
Humay Gasimzade, piano
A native of Israel, clarinetist Hila Zamir is a versatile performer of classical and contemporary music, and an active teacher. Her performance credits include solo concerts at Merkin concert Hall and Walt Whitman Theater in NY, Alte Oper hall in Germany and Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Israel. Hila was one of 43 fellows selected to attend the 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA. She also participated at the SPLICE program – Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation and Creation of Electroacoustic music. In 2014, Hila performed as a soloist with the Israel philharmonic orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bowling Green State University. Hila has earned bachelor of music degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and professional studies diploma from Brooklyn College.
Humay Gasimzadeh is pursuing her Doctorate degree in the Contemporary Performance Program (Piano) in the studio of Professor Robert Satterlee at the College of Musical Arts/Bowling Green State University. She works as a Teaching Assistant at the CMA. She received her Master of Music degree in the Contemporary Performance Program (Piano) in the studio of Professors: Anthony de Mare, Christopher Oldfather and Margaret Kampmeier at Manhattan School of Music, New York in 2016 - 2018 academic years. She was the recipient of the 2016-2018 Janey Fund Charitable Trust Scholarship.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Humay Gasimzadeh received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance at the Baku Music Academy (2007-2011) in the studio of Professor Adila Vakilova, and Masters Degree in Piano Performance in the studio of professor Einar Rottingen at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway (2012-2014). She was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance in the studio of Professor Daniel Rohm at Institutt for Musikk og Dans/Stavanger University.
Outstanding musical achievements include her participation in many concerts and festivals such as Bang on a Can Festival in Massachusetts, Cortona New Music Festival in Italy, Bridging the Gap Music Festival in New York, Avgarde, International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway, Youth Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Borealis Contemporary Music Festival in Bergen, Norway as both a soloist and chamber music performer. She is a winner of Chamber Music Competition at Stavanger University in Norway, Conrad Art Song Competition at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, IMKA Music Competition (2nd prize), and Cortona Contemporary Performance Competition.