Born in Haifa (1968) working as a teacher, composer and jazz performer.
Shai, a recipient of the prestigious Israeli
Prime Minister Award for Composers (2011), composes symphonic music, chamber music, electronic
music, and music for solo instruments.
Shai has won the 2010 ACUM Prize
for his work "Echoes of Eternity" -Fantasia for violin solo and orchestra. Shai
is the Chairman of the Israel Composers' League.
Among the performers of his music are distinguished musicians and ensembles
like, SNU Symphony Orchestra (Korea), the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
(Moscow), Members of the BBC symphonic orchestra (Britain), Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and Music (Japan), Ensemble Kaprizma (Israel), Israel Contemporary Players, the
Arab & Jewish ensembles of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, The Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta
orchestra of Beer-Sheva and others.