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תו המשווה | equinote

Equinote was created out of the wish to make music and culture accessible to children and adults living with physical and/or mental disabilities.

Equinote creates, supports and promotes projects with the concept of accessibility at core. Through concerts and workshops, it raises awareness on the obstacles people living with disabilities might encounter, while promoting values of acceptance of others and diversity.

Equinote develops new ways to experience music and culture in an accessible, enjoyable and inspirational way while maintaining high artistic quality and technological innovativeness.

Mostly, Equinote gathers people from all backgrounds around a common language each and everyone can perceive and is equal to: Art.

We believe in the power of art to derive change and growth of the human spirit.

*Equinote is derived from the term Equinox, which is the point at which the center of the visible Sun is directly above the Equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated. The word comes from Latin Aequus, meaning "equal", and Nox, meaning "night".


Rinat Avisar


Yoram Lachish

Artistic Director

Jonathan Harnik

Project Manager

Anna Mirsky

International Relations
and Fundraising

Rinat Avisar, Former CEO of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and co-founder of Carousel - Artists Management & PR, has a rich experience in managing cultural institutes combined with an artistic background as a professional double bass player. Rinat has performed with Israel’s leading orchestras and founded and managed Pitango quartet which won international success. She holds a MUS degree from the Berlin University of Arts (UDK).

Yoram Lachish combines music and writing with strategic and organizational consultancy for companies. Oboe and woodwind player, he performs and records with artists and ensembles in Israel and abroad. In addition he works as an executive consultant for change and organizational development for TACK growth strategies. Yoram holds a degree in behavioral sciences and an M.A. in sociology from Bar Ilan University. 

Jonathan Harnik graduated from McGill and UdeM Universities in Canada in Viola, Film and Multimedia Composition. He’s the former project manager and musical producer of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and current member of the Moran Singers Ensemble. Jonathan is a great believer in the effect of music on the human spirit and is driven by a true passion for the field. 

Anna Mirsky has been active in the field of classical music ever since her graduation from the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2014. She has worked for various international classical music institutions such as the Bureau Export de la musique française in Berlin, the Philharmonie of Paris as well as the Israel Chamber Orchestra.  


Oded Morad (Chairman) expert in technological learning systems, former owner of S. E. S.- Scientific Educational Systems LTD

Uri Tzikoni entrepreneur and senior high-tech manager

Irit Shifman Artist and Interior Designer

Uzi Sagir Director of National Test Development at the Center for Educational Technology


behind Equinote

Rinat Avisar and Yoram Lachish, founders of Equinote, are musicians and parents of four children, out of which two are hearing impaired. The personal familiarity of the field of disability and their will to raise awareness of accessible culture in general and music in particular, has brought them to found Equinote which connects two almost contrasting worlds which are close to their hearts: music and hearing impairment. 

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