Oboist Dudu Carmel is a winner of the 1996 International Oboe Competition in Toulon, France and the 1990 François Shapira prize in Israel.
He serves as Principal Oboist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is faculty member of both the Buchmann – Mehta Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Mr. Carmel performed several times as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta; with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the Baton of Ivan Fischer; with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Yoav Talmi, and with orchestras in Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, France and Poland.
Mr. Carmel has performed recitals in prestigious concert halls, such as the Chamber Music hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he has recorded for radio stations in Europe and Israel and participated in chamber music festivals in Israel, Germany, Switzerland and Brazil.
Together with Prof. Thomas Indermühle, founder of The Oboe Festival in Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Mr. Carmel has been giving yearly master- classes there. In addition, Dudu gives master classes on a regular basis around the world.
Between the years 1992-1997, he was the principal oboist of the New Israeli Opera Orchestra, and since 1998 he has been playing as a guest oboist with the Budapest Festival orchestra.
Mr. Carmel studied at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv and received his KA Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany, as a student of Prof. Thomas Indermühle.
Dudu Carmel is a founding member of the Israel Woodwind Quintet. He recorded label CD’s for the Israel Music Center, Camerata, Meridian, Centaur Records and DUX.