Guitarist and composer Nadav Lev is an exceptional virtuoso on both classical and electric guitar. His proficiency in through-composed as well as improvis ed music and his inspired, profound performances of the music of our time have made him one of today’s most captivating new performers. An Andres Segovia Award winner (Musica en Compostela, Spain), Lev’s Carnegie Hall debut was hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as “sensitive and nuanced performance … talented and engagingly musical… his stage presence is entirely gracious and personable.” Nadav was the only guitarist to recently win the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s prestigious Abroad Studies award, and he also won the Ra’anana Guitar Competition ’s first prize, the JerusalemGuitar Competition’s Rodrigo Prize, Artists International and the Lillian Fuchs Awards. He has been performing throughout the US, Europe, Israel and South America, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal and in festivals such as Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart, Musique en Graves and Chaillol in France. Lev holds a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, a BM Cum Laude in composition from the Rubin Academy in Tel-Aviv and a BA in Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University. He studied guitar with Ruben Seroussi, David Starobin and David Leisner; also composition with Seroussi and Itzhak Sadai.