studied at Tel Aviv's Rubin Academy and with Bernard Greenhouse at the New England Conservatory in the USA. His career as a soloist began with his debut with the Israel Philharmonic in 1984. He has worked with the Bremen Chamber Philharmonic, the RTV Slovenia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras under famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta and others. He has previously won several prizes, including the Dutilleux Prize at the Rostropovich Competition and the Jackson Award at the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as the Gold Medal at the Canals Competition in Barcelona.
Hillel Zori is a passionate chamber musician and was a member of the famous Israel Piano Trio with whom he accepted invitations at the Marlboro, Tanglewood and other festivals, while also collaborating with musicians such as Tabea Zimmermann, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Vadim Gluzmann and many more.
Today he is professor and head of the string department at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. Many of his students have already won national and international competitions.
At the same time, Hillel Zori travels the world as an adjudicator in competitions and director of master classes. In addition, he has already made a name for himself as a composer, among others with his virtuoso suite for cello and orchestra on themes from the opera Carmen.