Haran Meltzer has been appointed lead cellist of the IPO and will appear with the orchestra in the coming season. He studied in Germany with Prof. Claudio Bohórquez and in Israel with Luba Rabin, Zvi Plesser, Emanuele Silvestri and Felix Nemirovsky. He won 1st prize at the Gabrielli Competition (Germany 2019), Davidov Cello Competition (Latvia 2018) and Lions Club National Music Competition (2012). As a chamber musician he has performed at festivals including Kfar Blum, Perlman New York Programme, Ravinia and Musethica Festival Sweden. He received a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and plays a 1754 Guadagnini cello loaned by the Foundation.