Bassoonist and clinician Gili Sharett has performed with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, American Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Israel Opera Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta and many Broadway shows. She has been the 2nd bassoonist of the Greenwich Symphony since 2005.
Numerous summer festival appearances include Verbier, Brevard, and Bard Summerscape.
As a recording artist Dr. Sharett recorded with pianist David Greilsammer and Suedama Ensemble for Naïve, The Light in the Piazza for Nonesuch (Grammy nomination),Water with Grammy award winner Rafi Malkiel for Tzadik and Broadway Carols for a Cure.
She is on the faculty of The Bloomingdale School of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and The Music Conservatory of Westcehster. She is a recipient of multiple American-Israel Cultural Foundation Creative Excellence Grants.
Sharett earned her B.A. at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv Magna Cum Laude, where she won first prize in both the concerto and chamber music competitions. She completed her Masters and Doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she won the concerto competition and performed Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds under the baton of Leon Fleisher.
Sharett’s teachers include Mordechai Rechtman, Kim Laskowski, Leonard Hindell, Arlen Fast and Frank Morelli.
As an active educator, Sharett has performed for the New York Philharmonic Education series KidZone, as well as Young Audiences, Midori and Friends, and the 92 Street Y. She has taught at Hartwick Music Festival in Oneonta and the Brevard Music Center.
Gili has two daughters, Mai and Liana with her husband, trombonist and composer Rafi Malkiel.