Hagai Bilitzky combines new performance techniques with the display of authentic musical traditions. After years of studying the instrument under the direction of Dr. Michael Klinghoffer at the String Dept. of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (J.A.M.D.), Jerusalem, Hagai became familiar with professional Jazz Bass playing and relocated to New York City for a period of 3 years. Upon his return to Israel he became a specialist in Classical Arabic music and the music of the Middle East. He returned to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and completed a Masters Degree with honors under the supervision of Prof. Taisir Elias. His unique approach combining modern techniques and old performance traditions molded him into an innovative creative musician with a one-of-a-kind musical voice.
In addition to his work as a performing artist Hagai also teaches the playing technique he devised, and presents workshops for bass players and players of other instruments who are looking to enter the world of Middle Eastern music.