Gili Sharett


Bassoon , Contrabassoon

Area of Study

Chamber Music , Ear Training , Improvisation , Musicianship , Private Lessons

Career Highlights

D.M.A., SUNY, Stony Brook University
M.A., Music Performance, SUNY, Stony Brook University
B.A., Music Performance, Tel Aviv University
Music Education Certificate (in-progress), Lehman College of The City University of New York

Bassoonist Gili Sharett has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony, American Ballet Theater, and the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. She made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2004 and has also been a featured recitalist at the United Nations and the International Double Reed Society. Dr. Sharett is a member of the Ariel Winds woodwind quintet and The Greenwich Symphony in Connecticut. She has performed on many Broadway shows and on Encores! at City Center. Summer festival appearances include Verbier, Brevard Music Center, and Bard Summerscape. Among Gili’s numerous recording credits are The Light in the Piazza for Nonesuch (Grammy nomination), Broadway Carols for a Cure, Stephen Sondheim, Nathan Lane, diverse projects with John Zorn’s label, PBS Television and Lauryn Hill. Sharett studied with Mordechai Rechtman, Kim Laskowski, Arlen Fast, Lenny Hindell, and Dennis Godburn. Gili holds a DMA, and a MM from Stony Brook University, where she won the concerto competition and performed Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds under the baton of Leon Fleisher. Dr. Sharett is a recipient of multiple American-Israel Cultural Foundation Creative Excellence Grants. Sharett earned her BMus, Magna Cum Laude, at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, where she won first prize in both the concerto and chamber music competitions. She lives with her husband, trombonist, composer, and Grammy award winner Rafi Malkiel, and her daughters, Mai and Liana.