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“Let us begin by creating positive shared musical experiences for Arab and Jewish youth. And let us discover what we can build together.”

– Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Co-founder of Polyphony

About Us


These powerful words of hope give insight into what drives us at Polyphony. What began, in 2006, as the first-ever classical music Conservatory in the Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth, has grown over the last ten years into a unique community across Israel.


Here, young people growing up in an increasingly polarized environment come together to participate in joint music-making. Through this activity, they go beyond limiting narratives about ‘the other’ and discover their commonalities. As of today, our world-class programs have reached over 25,000 youth across Israel, developing musicians, attracting world-renowned artists and, most importantly, enabling friendships across boundaries. In this way, we are empowering the next generation in Israel to imagine and create a more hopeful future.




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