Shai Kribus leads an extensive international career as a historical oboe and recorder player. He collaborates with groups such as the Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble Pygmalion, I Barocchisti, Orfeo 55 and Barockorchester Stuttgart and has performed as soloist with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Les Passions de l’Ame, La Cetra Barockorchester and Barrocade – the Israeli Baroque Collective among others.
He studied music at ESMUC in Barcelona, at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel and at the Conservatorio di Verona in the classes of Alfredo Bernardini, Katharina Arfken and Paolo Grazzi (oboe) and Corina Marti and Pedro Memelsdorff (recorder).
Brought up in Israel, he has been a regular winner of the AICF scholarship competition in distinction with both oboe and recorder since the age of 16, selected an “outstanding musician” in the IDF and was a finalist in the 8th Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Competition in Melk, Austria.
Shai’s first CD as a soloist, playing oboe and recorder concerti by A. Vivaldi, was published by Fra Bernardo June 2016.