Jerusalem mourns ex-head of music centre

Jerusalem mourns ex-head of music centre


norman lebrecht

January 23, 2016

Benny Gal-Ed, former head of the Jerusalem Music Centre and the America-Israel cultural foundation, has died of cancer, his family have announced. He was 71.

Benny offered financial and moral support to three generations of artists, dancers and musicians.

benny gal-ed


  • Oded Zehavi says:

    A true pioneer of music education. For a long time was Isaac Stern’s right hand in developing music life in Israel

  • Jill Arbetter says:

    A remarkable man. His vision and passion for the arts was neverending.

  • Uzi Shalev says:

    Benni Gal-Ed was such a wonderful human being. He cared deeply for each and every young Israeli artist, Jewish or Arab. His contribution was immense. So many remember him as the one who was there at the right moment to support and encourage.
    A great loss for his family and friends and for the Israeli culture.
    May his memory be a blessing.

  • Marianne Winter says:

    How sad. he was a wondeful person. It is a great loss.