Born 1985, in Zikhron Yaacov, Israel, Hilà Lahav is a professional musician and a poet.
She has studied History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and early music performance for recorders at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Founder and member of several acclaimed ensembles, she performs early music as well as classical Turkish, Arabic and Andalusian music on the Ney (Turkish/Arab flute) and historical woodwinds, collaborating with performers and musicians to create bridges over time, space and language.
Since 2005, Hilà’s poetry has been published by the literary magazines Mita’am and Ho, and she has been awarded by the Hebrew University for several of her poem collections. Selections and individual poems were published in Italian, English, Arabic, German, Slovak, Turkish, Romanian and Spanish. For her poetry she has recently been awarded the Levi Eshkol Prime Minister’s Literary Prize (2016).
Her debut poetry collection, Soul, was published in 2011. The poem Until the Morning – her second book of poetry – was published in 2014 and her third collection – Wooden Roof – is to be published coming december, all by Hakibutz Hameuchad Publishers.