The Jerusalem Music Centre

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 JMC presents prestigious concert series in Jerusalem featuring ensembles and soloists from around the world and the best musicians in Israel.

Adjacent to the fine and inspiring acoustic space is the Music Centre’s recording studio, one of the most modern and leading studios in Israel, where recordings by Israeli and international artists are regularly held.

The Jerusalem Music Centre operates with the support of the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Goldman family, the Azrieli Foundation, the Sano Company, the Jerusalem Foundation, Yad Hanadiv, and other private donors.

Our goals
  • To cultivate outstanding young musicians from all over Israel, while building customized programs to develop their skills, both as soloists and in ensemble and orchestra. 
  • To create a suitable environment for young Israeli musicians to meet, learn and be inspired by the greatest musicians in the world as well by as each other. 
  • To serve as a world-class musical center in the heart of the capital of Israel, which enriches the city and its residents with concerts at the highest level, to offer an advanced and high-quality recording studio, and works closely with a variety of cultural and music organizations in the city.
  • To be Involved in the continuous musical and pedagogical growth of music teachers across the country by making connections with leading musicians and teachers from around the world and exposing them to both new and traditional ideas in music teaching.