Dr. Raz Binyamini has been the Music Director of the Chamber Music Center at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel-Aviv, since summer 2006, where he has been collaborating with leading ensembles and musicians from Israel and overseas, and establishing the Center as one of the most important musical institutions in Israel. He holds a PhD in musicology from the Tel-Aviv University, where he wrote his dissertation – an interdisciplinary study of 16th-century Venetian Music in its social, political, religious, literary and artistic contexts. He was a faculty member of the Musicology Department at the Tel-Aviv University and the General Studies Unit at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. In recent years he has been a jury member in music competition in his country, as the Chamber Music Competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and the Aviv Competition of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. He joined Musethica Israel as an Artistic Coordinator in March 2015, finding it as the ideal context for nurturing the next generation of excellent young Israeli musicians and making a significant change in the sociocultural scene in Israel.