Be'eri Moalem
Violist, Violinist, Composer


Be’eri Moalem was born in Jerusalem and grew up in the small desert village of Kfar Adumim. He learned to play the violin in public school at the age eight when he first moved to Portland, Oregon. Later settling in Palo Alto, Be’eri studied violin with William Whitson, conductor of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. He attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Paul Hersh and Jodi Levitz. Graduating in just three years, he went on to perform with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Monterey Symphony, Fresno Symphony, Stanford Symphony, Barbaresco Classica (Italy), and as 
Concertmaster with with the choral-orchestral ensemble Viva la Musica.

In 2008 he studied composition with Pablo Furman at San Jose State University. His electroacoustic composition, Harold in California  won an ASCAP-SEAMUS award. In 2010 the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra played his composition, Wadi on tour in Turkey. Many of his orginal compositions have been performed by the
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra, San Jose State University Orchestra, Fremont Symphony various local chamber ensembles.

Moalem regularly plays Jewish music for services at
Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, and  Peninsula Temple Beth El , Chabad Palo Alto. He also appeared as a guest musician at Beth Shalom (San Francisco), Rodeph Shalom (New York), Temple Sinai (Las Vegas)
In 2010 he won first prize at the Jews Got Talent competition at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

In 2015 Moalem started recording a crossover electronica-instrumental album wi th DJ Daris. In 2016 he collaborated with the Jewish Circle Theater.

Moalem also teaches music privately and at the German International School of Silicon Valley.  

Aside from music his interests include maps, video games, gardening, and basketball.