New School Year

After a wonderful summer course on the beautiful island of Brac, Croatia, it’s back to school: the new school year started!

I congratulate the new students in Vienna and Raanana. It is also the Jewish New Year, and so I wish everyone a sweet, fruitful and Happy New Year.

p.s. Check out the new Tip of the Day & the new Fingerings Chart on the Instruction page!

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2014 Oboe Summer Course

It is my pleasure to announce my upcoming Oboe summer course! It will take place as part of the International Summer Music School Pučišća, in the beautiful Adriatic island of Brač, in Croatia from Aug. 11th to 21st.

The course will include daily activities:

  • Individual lessons
  • Reed-making
  • Breathing theory and praxis

All in the beautiful town of Pučišća.

More information about the activities – on Masterclasses

Detailed information about the course and application on:

Pucisca 2014

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GMJO Tribute to Claudio Abbado

Playing under Claudio Abbado was one of the peaks of my orchestral career.

Such inspiration!

Now it is time to pay him tribute. If you yourself or someone you know played under him in the GMJO – go ahead and sign up.

See you there!



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Raanana Youth Symphony



I am glad to announce that as of Jan. 2014 I am the conductor  of the Raanana Youth Symphony.

A wonderful group of kids aged 10(!) to 17.

Click on the picture to watch our very first performance together:

Beethoven’s 8th Symphony – 1st movement.


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Last Call!

Last call to all potential students:

The deadline for application to the entrance exams in Vienna is Jan. 31st!

The exam itself will take place on Feb. 27th.

Good luck!

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Announcing – Oboe Masterclass in Vienna 09-10.01.2014

Dear Friends and Students,

Due to special requests I’ve decided to announce a masterclass for quick deciders only!
This special oboe masterclass is intended for academy students as well as talented highschool students.

The course will include:

• Individual Lessons – free choice of Repertoire (with Piano accompaniment)
• Breathing Technique
• Reed-Making
• Guidelines for Musical Interpretation

Application Deadline – 24.12.2013!

Place:                           Vienna, Klaviergalerie, Kaiserstr. 10, near Westbahnhof

Price:                           200 EUR

Students                     Min. 5 – Max. 8

Including:                   Tuition and Piano accompaniment – at least 3 lessons per student

Not including:            Travel, accommodation & Food

Accommodation: or

Travel by train:

Travel by air:  

The right to cancel the course is reserved if less than 5 students apply!

To confirm your participation send an email to:

Last date for application: 24.12.2013

Guy Porat – Oboe Masterclass in Vienna

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Entrance Exams – Konservatorium Wien!

Entrance Exams – Application until 31.01.2014

2013 is on its way out, and 2014 is knocking on the door. I barely welcomed my new ERASMUS Student Irem Mercan of Turkey and it’s already time for the inscription for the Entrance Exams for 2014-15!

Attention: the application deadline is Fri., 31.01.2014

The Entrance Exam will take place on 27.02.2014 for studies beginning Oct. 2014

Details and Application in English

Application Form




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