Mezzo-soprano Shahar Lavi graduated from the Tel Aviv University’s Buchman-Mehta Music Academy and was a member of the Israeli Opera’s Meitar opera studio in 2014-2016. During the last years Shahar Lavi attended young artists’ programs such as Ravinia Stean's Music Festival Program 2016, Tenerife Opera Estudio, Accademia Rossiniana under the guidance of Maestro Alberto Zedda and Israeli Vocal Arts Institute.
Starting season 2017/2018 she will join Theater Heidelberg’s opera ensemble, singing the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Farnace in Porpora's Mitridate, Siébel in Faust and 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte.
Shahar Lavi’s repertoire at the Israeli Opera has included Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Siébel in Faust, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Clotilde in Norma, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and Stéphano (cover) in Roméo et Juliette. She performed Cherubino also at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Tenerife opera house, Corinna and Maddalena in Il Viaggio a Reims at Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Perugia Music Festival. During her studies she sang Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Dorabella in Cos? fan tutte at the Meitar opera studio and Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice at the Tel Aviv Music Academy as well as Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites at IVAI.
She has performed with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta, Israeli Barocade, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of distinguished conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Danielle Callegari, Daniel Ettinger, Paul Nadler, Rani Calderon, Daniel Cohen, Yoav Talmi, Uri Segal with repertoire including Berlioz’ Les Nuits d'été, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and 4th symphony, alto parts of Mozart's Requiem, Coronation mass and Missa in G, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, Händel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria, Duruflé's Requiem, Vaughan Williams's Magnificat a.o.
Shahar Lavi won recently 3rd prize at the Flaviano Labó competition in Piacenza, Italy. She is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships, Ronen foundation for outstanding Israeli artists, IVAI Opera Workshop - Fay Harbour scholarship, Excellence scholarships and prizes at the Buchman-Mehta vocal competitions.