Ofer Falk

Key details:

Strings, Harp & Guitar
Violin Tutor


Born in Israel in 1967, Ofer studied with the legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher in Tel-Aviv and later with Professor Dora Schwarzberg in Vienna.

He has also been coached by Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zuckerman, Josef Gingold, Menahem Pressler and members of the Guarneri and the Borodin Quartet.

As well as teaching at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Ofer is also a Professor at Trinity College of Music in London. 

Awarded annual scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (1981-1992) for solo and Chamber Music Studies, Ofer has also won numerous prizes in International competitions including the Henryk Szerying special prize in 1993 and top prizes in the Tchaikovsky 10th International Competition in Moscow 1994 and in the Montreal International Violin Competition 1995.

In February 2003, Ofer made his debut performance as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra and was immediately re-invited for subsequent performances. In the UK, he has also performed concerti at the Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room. He has performed as soloist with most of the major Israeli Orchestras. In Russia, Ofer has performed as a soloist and recitalist in most of the main venues, including the Bolshoi and Mali Theatres in Moscow.

His performances were broadcast on both radio and television including BBC Radio 3, German Radio-Berlin, Israeli Radio and Television, Russian State Radio and Television, Canadian Radio (CBC).

Ofer is an accomplished chamber musician. He was founder member and leader of the Schidlof Quartet (1994-2001) and the Falk Quartet (2001-2003), performing with such artists as Murray Perahia and Jack Brymer. He has recorded three CDs with the Schidlof Quartet (Linn Records) and one with the Falk Quartet (Black Box Label).

Orchestral experience includes two years as leader of the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra (1996-1998). Ofer has frequently appeared as guest leader of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

“Falk’s touch is as soft as silk. Few Quartets have such a sensitive and lyrical top line.” (London Evening Standard)