“Eyal Ein-Habar and Dudu Carmel are musicians of the very top level, in every respect and in any criteria. They belong to that new generation which brings the instrumental standards to new heights.” (University of Ottawa, December 2004)
Born in Israel, Dudu Carmel is a first chair player of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv. He is the winner of the 1996 international oboe competition in Toulon, France, the 1990 François Shapira prize in Israel and a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships during many years.
Since the age of 19, Carmel performed several times as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta. He presented recitals in many prestigious concert halls, among them the notable Chamber Music hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - the "Philharmonie".
His concert tours took him to the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland, Luxemburg and South America. He recorded for radio stations, in Europe and Israel, and participated in chamber music festivals in Israel, Germany, Luxemburg, Switzerland and Brazil. Dudu Carmel Frequently gets on the podium to play-conduct the concerts, leading the ensmbles with and without his oboe.
Between the years 1992-1997 Mr. Carmel served as the principal oboist of The New Israeli Opera and since 1998 he has been playing as a guest oboist in the Budapest Festival orchestra.
Dudu Carmel Studied at the Rubin Academy of music in Tel-Aviv and received his KA Diploma (Artist Diploma) from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, as a student of Thomas Indermühle.
Mr. Carmel is a founding member of the New Israeli Woodwind Quintet and a faculty member of the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem.