Sharon Rosner Viola De Gamba
born 1974 in Tel Aviv, is today one of the most prominent artists in the field of early music in Israel. He began studying music at age 6 and is a graduate of the high school for arts and sciences in Jerusalem. After studying double bass at the royal conservatory in Den Haag and at the University of California, San Diego, he discovered early music and the viola da gamba and continued to teach himself the instrument and its repertoire, while participating in masterclasses with distinguished teachers such as Jordi Savall and Pedro Memelsdorff.
In 2003 he returned to Israel and has since performed in most of the important early music ensembles in the country, including the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and the renaissance ensemble Qui Regna Amore, and has performed at the Red Sea Jazz Festival, the Abu Gosh Festival, the Israel Festival and in all of the main performances venues in the country.
In 2006 he co-founded together with harpsichordist Zohar Shefi the Antique Ensemble, a chamber baroque group that focused on French baroque music. In 2008 the couple founded the Israeli Bach Soloists ensemble, a group focusing on Bach's liturgical music and today considered one of the top baroque groups in the country. Sharon is the pupil of Israeli conductor Ronen Borshevski.
In addition to his work as a musician, he is also an apprentice to Gideon Shamir, the Israeli organ builder, and under his guidance maintains and tunes organs across the country.
Sharon joined the Meitar Ensemble in 2010.