The Ilona Feher Foundation (IFF)
Established in 2003, IFF honors the late violin pedagogue Ilona Feher (1901-1988) whose guidance helped shape the world's greatest violinists. Honoring Ms. Feher's legacy, IFF is a non-profit organization that will support promising young Israeli violinists. A network of highly respected, established musicians will work together to select award recipients. These young artists will be awarded monetary grants to be applied towards performing opportunities, recordings and instrument loans. Furthermore, they will receive guidance and mentorship from Foundation members and have access to private lessons, master classes, and other intensive courses in Israel and abroad.
About Ilona Feher
In more than fifty years of teaching, Ilona Feher nurtured some of the finest violin virtuosos of our generation. Her students, notably Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pinchas Zukerman, Shlomo Mintz, Hagai Shaham and Ittai Shapira, have collaborated with virtually every great orchestra, gracing the world's most prestigious stages from New York's Carnegie Hall to Shanghai's Grand Theater. Recordings of artists taught by Ms. Feher can be found on every major recording label. A holocaust survivor, Ms. Feher was among the cultural pioneers in Israel. She felt a deep responsibility for the welfare of young Israeli artists and dedicated her life to her students.
Christopher T. Dunworth