The extraordinary Israeli Violinist and Composer began violin lessons just before her 7th birthday and gave her first formal violin recital at the age of eight, playing works by composers including Mozart, Bach and Hayden. She was trained by some of Israel’s most elite musicians including, Barak Tal (conductor of Tel aviv soloists ensemble), Daniel Akiva, Inam LIf, Haim Permont, Guy Figer, Yulia Kantor, and Irena Svetlova. She has regularly participated in the prestigious seminar of “Keshet Eilon” from a young age, studying under such violin masters as Ani Schnarch and Itzhak Rashkovsky from The Royal college of London. She was a member of the Young Soloists of Tel Aviv during her highschool years.
At age eighteen she served in the Israeli army, first as a soldier and then as a Commander in Field Intelligence for two years. In 2011, Meitar took part in the Mark O’Connor/Berklee String Program in Boston, MA which was conducted by Grammy award winner, Mark O’Connor, and was later accepted to study at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Israel between 2011-2013; she was the first violinist ever to be accepted to the School. While at Rimon, she studied with musicians such as Yuval Cohen, Ofer Ganor, Avia Kopelman, Rony Holan and Gil Ladin. Around that time, Meitar was gaining recognition as a band leader and performing around the country with Idan Raichel, Daniel Salomon, Yoni Bloch, Maya Avraham as well as many other well-known artists and musicians. She became a regular performer on the radio program, “Olim la’avir” and was a member of a nationally famous band, Folly Tree. Meitar performed on the famous TV show, “Dancing with the stars” under the direction of famed conductor, Eldad Shrim.
Upon graduating from Rimon with the distinction of summa cum laude, Meitar was accepted to Berklee College Of Music on the prestigious Asia Tour Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship offered by Berklee to students with exceptional talent in the region.
Meitar began her studies at Berklee in the Fall of 2013 majoring in performance. She was an active member of the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) in which she performed with Antonio Serrano, a famed Harmonica master and professional colleague of the great Paco de Lucia. While at Berklee, Meitar was chosen to play with Terence Blanchard, a Multi-GRAMMY winning trumpet player, and twice Grammy-nominated fiddle player, Bruce Molsky. She was actively performing with well-known performers such as Tony Trischka, Darol anger and Alison de Groot all around the east coast during this time at venues such as the Lilypad, Cafe 939, Holy Cross College, Club Passim, and the Greyfox Bluegrass and American Roots Music Festival in Oakhill, NY.
In January of 2015, Meitar lead a tour with American harpist and singer/songwriter Allegra Cramer. She organized performances, conducted seminars and workshops around the country, and designed a curriculum to teach students the music of the traditional “American roots” idiom. While on tour, she designed a volunteer music-education program in order to teach music to underprivileged and disabled communities in Israel. This program was taught and performed in places like the House Of Wheels (a rehabilitation center for disabled children), the Sderot Music Center located next to the Gaza Strip, and various retirement homes in the area.
In 2016 Meitar became an active musician in the New York music scene. she has become an active performer in many circles of music and the arts within the city. Such as Chamber Orchestra of NY (CONY), Brooklyn metro chamber orchestra (BMCO), 8-bit big band, Little Kruta and more. Meitar performed with well known artists at well known venues such as: Miley cyrus at the prudential center for MTV VMA, Jacky Cheung at the mohegan sun arena, KYGO at the Javits center, HBO’s Last week tonight with John Oliver, “Kings Theatre” in Brooklyn with Gad Elbaz and the well-known Broadway performer Dudu Fisher and more. She is working alongside, and collaborating with, top musicians. In Feb 2020 Meitar played alongside Shakira at the Super bowl Half time show.