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Concert Highlights

Noa has performed in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in NYC, Olympia, Salle Pleyel and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Rome’s Colosseum, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, The Barbican in London, Zellerbach Auditorium in San Francisco, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Montreux Jazz Festival and Paleo Music Festival in Switzerland, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the North Sea Jazz Festival and Carre Auditorium in Holland and the Water Festival in Stockholm, as well as numerous successful tours of major venues and festivals throughout Europe, the US, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China and India. Noa was the first Israeli Artist formally invited to perform in Morocco. Her appearance in the Sacred Music Festival in Fez lead to a 15 minute special on her as part of CNN’s popular music program, “World Beat”.

In 1994 Noa performed her version of “Ave Maria” for a live audience of 100,000 and a TV audience of millions at the culmination event of the “Year of the Family” at the Vatican, witnessed by Pope John Paul II. She performed during the Jubilee in the year 2000, before the Pope and an audience of 500,000 students, together with Alanis Morissette, Lou Reed, Gerard Depardieu, Dave Stewart and Andrea Bocelli. Following these performances, Noa was invited to participate in two of the annual Christmas concerts at the Vatican, sharing the stage with artists like Dionne Warwick, Mick Hucknell, The Corrs, Lionel Richie and Deedee Bridgewater. When Pope John Paul II passed away, Noa was invited to Rome to sing on the Italian television’s main broadcast in his memory.

Noa and Gil have performed on numerous occasions with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. They recorded an album with them during a live performance at Tel Aviv’s prestigious “Mann Auditorium” in 1997, then in January ,1998 they played a concert for 20,000 people in Philadelphia’s “Corestates Arena” with the Israel Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Philharmonic together conducted by Zubin Mehta. Maestro Mehta also conducted a gala concert for the “Weizman Institute of Science” with Noa and the I.P.O. which took place at the “Sorbonne” in Paris in May 2003. Over the years their symphonic projects have multiplied, including concerts with Symphony Orchestras from Lille, Messina, Parma and Murcia, an exciting evening in the “Piazza de la Signoria” in Florence with the Firenze Symphony in front of 18,000 people in 2005, and a concert with the Israel Philharmonic in Israel’s “Yarkon Park” in front of an audience of 100,000, also in the summer of 2005. All of these events were conducted by Ilan Mochiach who also arranged Noa and Gil’s songs for orchestra.

In September 2003 Noa performed a vocal work entitled: “L’isola de la Luce” (named after the Greek island on which it was performed) written by Nicola Piovani especially for her voice. The work was commissioned by the “Cultural Olympics Committee” in Athens.

On May 1st, 2004,Noa and Gil, together with the successful Israeli group “Mayumana”, gave an amazing joint performance between the two final games of the Euro-league basketball championship, broadcast to millions of television viewers around the world.

2005 saw Noa competing in the famous San Remo festival together with singer-songwriter Carlo Fava, and winning the illustrious Critics Award for her performance. In 2006 Noa was the recipient of one of the most coveted awards in Italy for singer-songwriters, the Luigi Tenco Award, for her career achievements.

In 2009 Noa and Mira Awad represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest in front of a TV audience of many millions around the world. Noa and Mira’s song, written by Noa in English and translated into Arabic by Mira and Hebrew by Gil Dor, gained them great critical acclaim, and was a source of resonance and inspiration to countless young people throughout the middle east and around the globe.


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