Violinist Gil Sharon was born in Bucharest, and emigrated to Israel as a child. In 1971, after moving to The Netherlands, he won the first prize at the “International Emily Anderson Violin Competition” in London which marked the beginning of his international career. In 1992, Gil Sharon founded the Amati Ensemble. This ensemble has released numerous CD's and recorded a series of television-productions. Gil Sharon gave master classes at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Fontainebleau (France) Edmonton (Canada), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and is currently guest professor at the Maastricht Academy of Music.