Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, recorder player Daphna Mor started her music studies at the age of eight. Ms. Mor has been heard in performances throughout Europe, Israel, and the United States. Recent awards and performances include a recital in Wiesbaden, Germany; a solo concerto appearance with the Cape Ann Symphony; an Early Music America scholarship for 2000; a performance in the 92nd Street Y Music and Lecture Series; a performance of Monteverdi's 'Vespers' with the Washington Bach Ensemble, Harry Christophers, guest conductor; First Prize in the Settimane de Lugano Solo Competition; Winner of the Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition (twice); and a solo performance with 'Groppo Concertistico della Svizzera Italiana', Switzerland.
Ms. Mor received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Recorder Performance from the Boston Conservatory with highest honors, and was Valedictorian of the class of 2000. She has been studying since childhood under prestigious early music specialists such as Marion Verbruggen, Leo Meilnik, Sebastian Marq and Padro Memelsdorf in various international workshops. She is a graduate of the Thelma Yelin High School for the Arts, and was awarded the prestigeous status of "Privileged Musician" for her army service with the Israeli Defense Force.
Her teaching experience includes positions in musical institutes in Tel Aviv, Israel; Coaching for the American Recorder Society Workshops, a Faculty position at the Jerusalem International Early Music Workshop, and Music Education for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Education Department.
Ms. Mor is a strong advocate of Contemporary Music for the recorder. She has premiered numerous new pieces for solo recorder and different ensembles. Ms. Mor is a founding member of the New Amsterdam Recorder Trio. Other than her dedication to Early Music, Ms. Mor has been involved in recording and performances of Film Scoring, popular, and world music.
Ms. Mor is without question one of the two or three finest recorder players of her generation.
- Richard Ortner, President, The Boston Conservatory.
Ms. Mor is a tremendous musician and performer. She has complete control over the technical aspect of her instrument and is able to fully devote herself to making music.
- Marianne Gedigian, Chairman, Wind Department, Flute Faculty, The Boston Conservatory
Daphna has shown musical and pedagological capabillity of the highest level. We earnestly recommend Daphna for musical activities and musical education in the most respected places.
- Alisa Avnik, Director, Brener County Music Institute
For more on Ms. Mor, one may go to Google, put in "Daphna Mor" and "recorder" and see many websites and photos of Ms. Mor in concert. Also, one may refer to the American Recorder magazine, September 2003, for a photo of Ms. Mor performing at the Boston Early Music Festival.