Main Style: Middle Eastern
Bass Com- poser/Arr.
Many Middle Eastern groups and projects both as a leader and a sideman.
Teaching at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance JAMD.
Bringing the double bass into prominence as a solo instrument in the music of the Middle East. Executing the special musical elements of this music (like the "quarter tones").
Combining new performance techniques with the display of authentic musical traditions.
Hagai teaches double bass at the eastern department of the JAMD, and at the jazz department of the JAMD conservatory.
He is a requested clinician in courses, lectures and seminars for double bass and in Israel and abroad.
Hagai studied his Master's degree under the guidance of Dr. Michael Klinghoffer and Prof. Taiseer Elias.