Avishai Chameides has been with the Tamuz Ensemble since its beginning. His interest in period instruments and gut strings led him to connect with other musicians who shared the same desire to experiment. His work with musicians who are well established in the historical performance music scene has led him to complete a master’s degree at The Frankfurt Music Academy under the guidance of Petra Müllejans and Mechthild Karkow. During his time in Frankfurt, Avishai was also deeply influenced by other members of the faculty such as Kristin von der Golz, Michael Schneider, Heidi Gröger, Dane Roberts and Jan van Hoecke. Avishai Chameides is an active chamber music player, especially as the violist of the Noga Quartet, which won first prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and which performs all over the world. He also plays regularly in some of the leading chamber orchestras in Europe such as Freiburger Barockorchester, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Geneva Camerata. Finally, Avishai is also an enthusiastic chamber music teacher in various conservatories in Italy.