- Biography -
Shanee Zamir is a popular classical - crossover Soprano Coloratura singer, composer and a peace advocate who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, and popular songs. Sung on many TV shows, at sporting events, and in support of many charities around the world
In 2013 Shanee competed on the European Television Song Contest, "Israel Eurovision", winning the 1st Place of the Public's Vote with the song she wrote and composed, “Forever", an original combination of Opera and Israeli Pop sound.
Shanee began her music career in the classical tradition, trained in piano at the tender age of 6. Shanee studied opera with Ella Milch, who is known in Israel and throughout the world as a leading composer of operas and popular music. Shanee discovered through the classic music her passion to create her own style of music, combining the Opera with the New age Music. Her self-made style evolved into a combination of diverse influences including opera, lyric poetry, modern beat, rock, ethnic and synth-pop.
Shanee displayed a maturity beyond her years to graft her natural gift of singing with the professional knowledge of music. This proved itself in the 1999 Israeli Youth Talent prime time competition broadcasting -'Bravo', where Shanee won at the age of 12,the 1st place with her rendition of the most suitably named song –"The Winner Takes It All" by the legendary group "ABBA".
In 1999, Shanee led the widely publicized Anthem song for one of Israel’s largest medical provider, “Clalit” and did the same for the Israeli Premier Soccer League’s team “Maccabi Netanya” between 1999 and 2000.
In the year 2004, at the age of 17, Shanee headlined as a Soprano soloist with the prestigious Israeli Cameri Orchestra with the renowned conductor Noam Sherif. She was invited to perform on a very special night – "U.S.A – Israel", at the Tel Aviv Museum. There, in front of Israel Government representatives and VIP members of U.S.A, Shanee sang operas with her angelic voice.
Shanee is an accomplished recording artist, releasing in 2005 her 1st Album to the National Radio Stations. Her first single "Eretz Hachalomot" – The Land Of Dreams, reached to the top songs in Israel and was nominated for the Best Song of the year by Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA).
During her career, Shanee has performed on Israel's most prestigious stages, such as: Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art with the Cameri Orchestra of Israel, The International Convention Center “Binyanei HaUma” in Jerusalem, Haifa International Convention Center, Main stage 59th Israel Independence Day and many more.
In 2009, Shanee graduated from the "Rimon Music Academy" , specializing in Music Composition & The Performing Arts.
Throughout her career, Shanee has toured in worldwide. Performed in Israel, Germany, Holland, Greece, Romania, and the U.S. The Press has titled her numerous times as “The Voice Of Peace”, bringing to stage her angelic presence and voice.
She is well known throughout the American and Jewish Communities around the U.S., performed for the The Jewish Federation San Diego, The Magbit Foundation (IJF – Los Angeles), Child Help, Southern California Hadassah, JCC Of Greater Orlando, The Jewish Community Foundation, The Israel Film Festival, Israel American Council (IAC), The Jewish National Fund, Southern California Chamber of Commerce (SCICC), IsraeFest, Israel Bonds, JNF's Women For Israel and many more. Shanee has performed at the Ford Amphitheater Los Angeles, Saban Theater Los Angeles, The Beverly Hilton Los Angeles, The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Main show for IsraeFest (Israel Independence Day - Jewish Federation of San Diego in 2015 and 2017) and many more.
Shanee has performed for former Israeli President Shimon Perez, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security - Governor Tom Ridge, Israel Maimon - Former Israel Government Secretary & Israel Bonds' CEO, David Siegal - The Consul General of Israel, Senator Robert M. Hertzberg, Governor Gray Davis, Moran Atias, Haim Saban, Rick Rosen, Dudu Topaz, Dan Shilon, Yardena Arazi, Tuvia Tzafir, Michal Yannai, and numerous of American and Israeli film stars and government officials.
With a long list of collaboration, Shanee has performed with Rami Kleinstein, Harel Skaat, Sarit Hadad, Dana Berger, Hi-Five, Yoni Roeh, Matti Caspi, Craig Taubman, Kosha Dillz, , Meir Fenigstein (“KAVERET” Band), Duvid Swirsky (“MOSHAV” Band), the Israeli-American actor Mike Burstyn, Tenor George Komsky, Maestro William Goldstein, Cameri Orchestra of Israel, Maestro Noam Sheriff, Tenor Pasquale Esposito.
Shanee's live performances and appearances on Israel's leading TV channels, such as: IBA - Chaneel 1, Channel 2, Channel 10, Channel 5, Channel 24. As well on U.S TV Channels ABC, KNBC, and the European Channel TVR2.
Following her new Album "Smachot" -Joys, Shanee has been touring throughout the United States, performing her own original music and arrangements for Jewish Traditional Songs, combining Eastern ethnic sound with Western Opera sound.
Shanee sings in 11 different languages, her musical performance promises to exhilarate and tantalize all audience.
" Kaleidoscopic" Soprano & Composer
"The Voice Of Peace"