With RMSO since Season 4
Born and raised in Israel, Lilac started playing the trombone at the early age of 8, fell in love with it and never looked back.
After graduating from the Kiryat-Ono Music Conservatory, she accepted a teaching position there, as well as teaching privately.
Lilac played the trombone for two years in the Israeli Defence Force band, playing lead trombone and soloist.
She played in numerous ensembles including freelancing with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra.
Her passion for music led her to play as the lead trombone and soloist in France, England, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA.
Lilac enjoys sharing her love for music with the community. During her years in Israel, Lilac volunteered as a musical therapist with Alin Beit Noam, a community centre that puts an emphasis on improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. More recently in Calgary, Lilac had a similar role as a musical therapist with Renfrew Educational Services, an elementary school that follows similar goals.
In 2008, Lilac moved with her family to Calgary and joined the Calgary Wind Symphony, where she leads the trombone section and performs as a soloist.
In the summer of 2019 she joined a Brass Band lead by world-renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann, along with phenomenal musicians like Steve Morretti, Robi Botos & Mike Downes, performing at the Banff Centre and Calgary.
When she is not playing the trombone, you can find her kayaking on the Bow River or in one of Alberta’s beautiful lakes, and hiking in the Rockies.