Prof. Tamar Rachum is Head of the Vocal Studies Department and Professor of Voice, Opera, Lied and Oratorio at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
The celebrated Israeli soprano, Tamar Rachum, was born in Tel Aviv to a musically literate family and was provided the education required to become a musician. Music played a very important role in her upbringing, and naturally she became to appreciate music from a very young age. As a teenager, she began her voice training in order to become a professional singer under the guidance of the late Mrs. Miriam Segal who was an opera singer as well as a teacher. During that period Mrs. Rachum gave her first performances on stage with the Shfeia Mandolins Orchestra, directed by her uncle, Mr. Moshe Jacobson.
Mrs. Rachum was awarded scholarships provided by the AICS Fund - The American Israel Cultural Foundation for young musicians.
Rachum served for two years in the Israel Defense Forces. Following her military service, she founded and managed a music school for children in Natzrat-Ilit (Israel), where she taught the children, Voice Training, Recorder and Choir Singing.
During that period of her life, Mrs. Rachum participated in a masterclass of the celebrated soprano, Prof. Hilde Zadek at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem.
This became the turning point of her life.
Prof. Hilde Zadek was profoundly impressed with Mrs. Rachum's talent, personality, voice, musicianship, dedication and with the knowledge that she had acquired at such a young age. As a result, she immediately offered her a full scholarship for Voice and Musical Training, under her guidance, at the Vienna University (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien), Austria. At this very prestigious institution, Rachum changed the course of her life from there on. She completed her B.A and M.A. studies with honors.
Prof. Zadek became her mentor, and accompanied her throughout her international career.