Emil Aybinder, Accordion
Mr. Aybinder was born in Kishinev in the Republic of Moldova. He began his studies of accordion at the age of 7 and graduated the Music High School and Music Academy in Kishinev in Accordion, Piano and Conducting.
Emil played as a soloist with different dance groups, chamber ensembles and folklore orchestras in the former USSR and around the world, and recorded for radio and television in Moldova.
Until his arrival to Israel in 1990, he played in the National Folklore Ensemble “Mioritza” and “Jok”.
Since 1994 Emil Aybinder has been the Musical Director of “Hora Jerusalem”.
In 2000 Mr. Aybinder established the Accordion Department in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and in 2001 created the Ensemble for Folklore Music of the Academy (“The Volcan Ensemble”), of which he is the conductor, arranger and soloist.
Emil appears in solon recitals for Accordion and in chamber concerts in Israel and abroad.
In 2002 Emil Aybinder won the Minister of Science, Culture and Sports Award for Music Performers ,given by the Prime Minister.
In 2012 Emil's ensemble and Vira have won the Grand Prize at the Amsterdam International Jewish Music Competition.