About Noa

I started my musical studies in Jerusalem and sang with the Rinat choir and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under the batons of famous conductors such as James Levine, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta. I also performed several world premières as a soloist and broadcast for Israeli TV and radio.

I moved to London to continue my studies, gaining a BMus from King’s College London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College of Music and an MA in Education from the University of Sussex.

Since 2005 I’ve performed with my husband, pianist William Hancox, in Germany, Israel and the UK, with concerts for the London International Jewish Music Festival, Amnesty International and the Reihe Siebzig festival in Hannover. I’ve also recorded Ladino songs for BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour and performed oratorio and recitals in my local area.

As a co-founder and regular performer at a concert series in our local village I came to see the importance of bringing music to my own community. A further eye opener was working with the iconoclastic company Opera Mayhem, where I’ve particularly enjoyed experimenting with its groundbreaking work with children. Music Box Wealden is a project which embodies the things I’ve come to value – with a skill set which ranges from operatic soprano to music manager to fund raiser to business owner I hope to be able to make a unique contribution to its development.