Avital Mazor was born in Israel and began studying the violin at the Jerusalem Conservatory. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance under the guidance of Michael Gaisler. His public appearances include performances with the Holon and Ameritus orchestras as well as the Israel Philharmonic. He has participated in numerous competitions, among them the Clairmont and the Gritz competitions. Avital has taken part in master classes with some of today’s most distinguished musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Gluzman, Daniel Phillips and Miriam Fried. He has attended renowned music festivals around the world, including Festival d'Aix en Provence in France and Keshet Eilon, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. Currently studying with Prof. Kevin Lawrence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Avital has been a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship annually since 2007.