Bea Sharon, the founder and director of "Mazl Girls" is a violinist of classical background, who graduated from the Tel Aviv Academy of Music with a Master's Degree.
Bea Sharon was a member of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for 35 years. She has also performed with chamber orchestras and musical ensembles in Israel and abroad. Since 2012, she is researching and performing traditional Jewish and Klezmer music, performs yearly at the Tzfat Klezmer Festival and is Musical Advisor of the Tzfat International Klezmer Master Classes.
In 2015, Bea Sharon founded the MAZL GIRLS KLEZMER BAND, a highly professional female musician’s band. The band members are all well-known Israeli musicians who perform as soloists as well as with other Israeli highly appreciated musical ensembles. The band's composition is flexible, making it possible for 3 to 6 musicians to perform together. Their instruments are: violin, accordion, piano, drums, clarinet, trombone, cello, flute, tuba and more.
Bea Sharon also performs frequently as solo klezmer violist.
The MAZL GIRLS repertoire includes traditional klezmer melodies originating from Eastern Europe, klezmer melodies that were composed recently in Israel and instrumental arrangements of Jewish traditional music.
The "Mazl Girls World Project" is a newly formed program which includes ethnic Jewish music of oriental and Sephardic origins, played also by outstanding female musician guests.
Bea Sharon - Violinist and Manager
" I have always felt that Klezmer music and Jewish Liturgical (sacred) music were embedded in my DNA. Now, the time has come to renew the old and unearth the authenticity of popular Jewish music, the Klezmer music and bring the sacred music forward to the public.
It became apparent to me that whenever Klezmer music is played, the moods instantaneously change and the energy of this music is sweeping musicians and audience alike, upwards. Traditionally Klezmer music has been the domain of men only, since most Klezmer players were men vagabonds. When I am asked why create an all women Klezmer band I reply – why not?"
It is now time to join the hottest international trend, the return to ethnic and folklore music. For this reason I have created the all-girl Klezmer band MAZL GIRLS and the "Mazl Girls Project".