Eden Bahar

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Eden Bahar

About

Paiste Artist Since
December 2022

Nationality
Israel

Main Affiliation
KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Website
edenbahar.com

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„I've never been good with words, just give me a pair of sticks and I'll show you what I'm talking about! But if I had to say something about Paiste is this: These cymbals can project to the listener whatever emotion I have inside me at that particular moment in the best possible way - that is absolutley rare! “

Biography

The Very Early Years When Eden’s mother was pregnant with him, his father would take a speaker and hold it against her belly while playing Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. Eden is pretty sure this is where his love for music, specifically classical music, began. From the very first moment, he was able to wrap his hand around a drumstick, at about age two, there would be no letting go of it. The Early Years At eight, he was already performing publicly. At nine, Eden performed in front of an audience of 32,000, at Israel’s sixteenth Maccabiah Games. When he was fourteen he went on tour for the first time. Soon after, he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to perform around the world, learning from one of the most talented and renowned musicians in Israel, Yaron Bahar, who happens to also be his father. In the army, Eden served in the Israel Defense Forces orchestra for two years. Following his service, Eden’s professional career took him across continents, performing a variety of musical genres and meeting remarkable musicians along the way. Education and Training Eden studied at the School of the Arts Arison Campus in Tel Aviv, with a focus on Jazz, before continuing his rich education in world music and its various instruments, training with renowned musicians at points across the globe. He has also traveled specifically for professional training in Croatia, India, and Brazil. Notably, Eden studied conducting with Professor Rafi Kadishzon, orchestral percussion with Tomer Yariv, drums with Kenwood Dennard, Clayton Cameron, Chris Coleman, John Riley, Steve Gadd, Horacio Hernandez, David Z. Rich, Itamar Doari, tabla with Pt. Samir Chatterjee, djembe and dundun with Frederick ‘MILO’ Darboh and Sabula Bangura, cajon with Hagai Leshem, pandeiro with Joca Perpignan, timpani with Dan Moshayev, congas and bongos with Gadi Seri, and taiko with Nitay Zelniker. That Special Something Absorbing skills and knowledge at each stop along his world travels while adding his own unique talent and flavor, Eden has performed in more than 30 countries with more than 100 bands. So that no one thinks he’s just an average drummer, Eden holds the Guinness World Record for most single-handed drumstick spins in one minute. Album Alongside his illustrious accomplishments accompanying numerous bands, Eden also released an album in 2015 with his father entitled Classical Storm, which has garnered acclaim and interest including by renowned pianist Yuja Wang, and her father, percussionist Wang Jianguo. Cirque du Soleil Eden is currently touring with KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil and is the first Israeli drummer to work with Cirque du Soleil. The Passion and the Beat Eden has a passion and enthusiasm for new projects. Nothing makes him happier than seeing people moving their feet to his drum beat.