Shai Abramson was born in Jerusalem and was exposed early on to the world of cantorial music. As a young teen, he participated in the choir of the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem (under the baton of conductor Elli Jaffe) during the High Holiday season. He gradually acquired more musical expertise, studying with the best teachers in Israel.
In 2008, Shai Abramson was appointed Chief Cantor of the Israel Defense Forces. Abramson serves as the representative cantor of the State of Israel and participates in this capacity in formal state occasions and ceremonies in Israel and abroad. Cantor Abramson performs with the most prominent cantors and musicians of our generation and participates in prayer services and in concerts throughout Israel and the world with a variety of musical ensembles.
By virtue of his warm voice, his impressive personality, and striking appearance, Shai, a lyric tenor, succeeds in emotionally connecting a variety of different communities (among them, groups who are not familiar with or who are distant from Jewish liturgy and cantorial music) to the world of Jewish tradition and music.
Yitzchak Meir’s performances bring to life the Hassidic world through stories,
music and song. He has collaborated with a variety of artists from across the
Israeli spectrum including Kobi Afflalo, Musa Berlin, Hilik Frank, Jackie Levy,
Hezki Sofer, Yishai Lapidot and others.
In 2010 he released his first album “New Souls”, a collection of Hasidic Sabbath
songs which was received with general acclaim. Since then, Yitzchak has
released eight albums all themed on the Jewish calendar, most recently
Yitzchak is a teacher of Chassidic Thought. He lectures in non-formal educational
institutions around the country. Since 2014 Yitzchak has been the presenter of the current events television program “Ba B’Zman”.