The Jerusalem Music Centre (JMC) is the leading Israeli institute advancing and nurturing young gifted musicians from all over the country and serves as an International music center in Jerusalem. The JMC was founded in 1973 by legendary violinist Isaac Stern and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, with the assistance of Yad Hanadiv (a Rothschild foundation) and the Jerusalem Foundation. in the last decade the world renowned pianist Murry Perahia has been leadin the JMC as its president. The centre’s programs gathers young exceptional players. During the activities a community is formed of young musicians and the artists that hone them.
The JMC offers the public several concert series in which great musicians from Israel and abroad performs. Proffesionl recording of many Israeli and International artists take place at the JMC’s studio.
The JMC enjoys the support of the Jerusalem municipality, The culture and sport ministry and the Yad Hanadiv foundation.
Nurturing young musicians
As its primary goal is educational, the JMC finds, nurtures and promotes outstanding young musicians from throughout Israel, providing uniquely tailored programs that hone skills as soloists, and as ensemble and orchestral players. Each of the JMC’s education program is designed to meet a specific purpose and offers a set of skills, those that are necessary to every musicians and those critical for each instrument group. The JMC is proud of it’s education programs graduates and their formidable achievements, in Israel and abroad, as soloists, leading orchestra players, chmaber music players and teachers.
Historical Film Archive
Since its inception, the Jerusalem Music Center has hosted the greatest musicians in the world and given master classes to young Israeli musicians. Documentation of these artist classes and meetings on this page.
The recording studio
The recording studio of the Music Center is one of the most advanced studios in the country. The beautiful hall with the rare acoustics allows recordings of diverse music – classical, jazz and rock.
The Young Philharmonic Orchestra
Watch the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performs Dvořák’s Carnival Overture in it’s latest concert, 12/12/21. Conductor: Yi-An Shu