Shani Oshri | שני אושרי
Singer - Soprano | זמרת - סופרן
Soprano Shani Oshri was born in Israel in 1993.
Shani is currently finishing her B.A in music performance at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, under Efrat Ben Nun.
Shani is a recipient of a full scholarship from the Israel America Cultural Foundation
(2010-2020) and a baroque scholarship from the foundation (2012-2014), a scholarship from “the Ronen Foundation” (2019-20), the "Young Artist Encouragement" scholarship from the Netanya Municipality (2012) and an excellence scholarship from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music (2014-2019).
Shani has performed with leading orchestras around the country, including the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, the Jerusalem baroque orchestra, the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony Orchestra and more.
Her roles include the Fire from "L'enfant et les sortilèges" by Ravel (conducted by Chris Crans), Cephisa in Telemann's "Orpheus" (conducted by Bernhard Forck), the Queen Of The Night from "Die Zauberflote" by Mozart (conducted by Kevin Murphy), Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare in Egitto", Monica in Menotti's "The Medium", Zosha in “Il Mago” (modern Opera) by Farig, and Susanna in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro.
Her oratorio repertoire includes Mendelssohn psalm 42, Mendelssohn Gloria, Mozart requiem, Vivaldis magnificat, and Vivaldis Gloria.
Shani has participated in the young artists program "IVAI" (2017-2018), and was a lead soloist in many well-known music festivals in Israel, such as "The International Guitar Festival – run by the composer Daniel Akiva, "City Meets Music" festival in Netanya, the "Israeli Music Celebration" festival , the Abu Gosh music festival, and the Akko Music Festival.
As a soloist, Shani has sung with many well-known choirs in Israel and in tours in Europe and Asia. These choirs include the Moran Ensemble, the Gary Bertini Choir, the Buchmann Mehta Chamber Choir, and the Nitzan Choir.
Shani has had masterclasses with internationally recognized performers, such as Maestro Thomas Quasthoff, Maestro Dan Ettinger, Maestro Kevin Murphy, Chen Reiss, Graham Johnsonn and many more.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
I always knew about the "Ronen Foundation" and its support for young musicians in the field of classical music. As a student I sent Yaffa an email with my recording and a request for a meeting, luckily she remembered me from a concert where she had heard me and we arranged to meet. I connected to Yaffa in a special way and she became my listening ear and gives me not only financial help but also personal and professional help which is no less important in this fickle profession I have chosen. It always excites me to see how much she cares about the people at the foundation