In de Oosterkerk:
Shira Paz was born in Israel in 1994, to a family of practicing musicians. At the age of 5 she has begun her cello studies in ‘The Israeli Conservatory’ in Tel-Aviv, and at the age of 12, she started her harp studies. Among her teachers were Mrs. Ruth Maayani and Mrs. Julia Rovinsky (principal harpist of the Israeli philharmonic orchestra). Currently, Shira is studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Mrs. Erika Waardenburg.
Shira went to the elementary ‘School of the Arts’ in Tel-Aviv. Later, she went to the prestigious “Thelma- Yellin high school of the arts”. After graduation, Shira was recruited to the army and awarded status of ‘an outstanding musician’. Shira was awarded excellence scholarships from the “America- Israel Cultural Foundation” between the years 2011-2019.
In December 2017 Shira won the first prize at the third ‘Israeli harp competition”. In October 2012, Shira won the prize for outstanding performance at the first “Israeli harp competition”. Later that year, March 2012, she performed a recital at the “Felicia Blumenthal music center”.