Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1988, Jazz guitarist Gur Liraz majored in Jazz at the prestigious Thelma Yellin High School, where he studied with musicians from the Israeli scene such as Amit Golan, Yuval Cohen, Erez Barnoy, Amos Hoffman and many more. He spent 4 years of that time studying under Jazz guitar master, Ofer Ganor.
Starting in around 2004 he became part of the lively Tel-Aviv Jazz scene, performing in Jazz clubs, bars and different venues, as well as recording. At the same time he was also teaching guitar and music, both privately and in music schools.
Later Gur took up the classical guitar, studying under internationally acclaimed guitarists Seth Josel and Ruben Saroussi and gaining third place at the Young Guitarist’s competition of the Music Academy in Jerusalem.
In 2013, after half a year in New York, taking lessons with guitar legend Peter Bernstein, Gur moved to Berlin and soon became involved in its rapidly evolving Jazz scene. He performs regularly in some of the city's most visited jazz clubs, such as Zig Zag, B-Flat, The Hat Bar, Donau 115 and Kunstfabrik Schlot.
Check out his teacher page on Jazzy Berlin.