There’s a new Shaham on the block

There’s a new Shaham on the block


norman lebrecht

March 29, 2019

Meet Michael Shaham, son of Hagai. He’s 15 years old and he has been playing the violin in Israel under his father’s tuition since he was six.

He has now reached the stage of playing the Tchaikovsky concerto with professional orchestras.


Michael’s older sister, Noga, plays viola. She’s 17.

Their aunt is the international mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham.



  • All in the mishpocha

  • Anon says:

    Michael has two older sisters. One should not forget Naomi Shaham. A fantastic double bassist!

  • Congrats to Michael and the entire talented family!!

  • Nick York says:

    It is Noga’s playing which I really noticed, although they are all pretty amazing. Her performances of Kreisler, Debussy and Chausson are on YT – take a look.