Lior Ben-Hur is a performing artist, music composer and award-winning educator born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. Lior earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in the World Music program. Having a love and passion for music and world cultures, he is constantly traveling around the globe learning new musical traditions.
In addition to performing, Lior is an educator who presents engaging programs for children and adults, including Jewish music classes, songwriting workshops and professional development workshops for Jewish educators. In 2013, Lior won the national Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for his innovative methods of integrating music as part of the educational experience.
In 2011 Lior founded Sol Tevél and in 2012 assisted by the legendary Israeli music producer, Yossi Fine, he produced the band’s debut album, World Light, which aims to shed a new light and contemporary interpretation on old Jewish texts, ideals and mysticism. Along with his 7 piece band, Lior Ben-Hur continues to focus on his passion for Reggae music, which has been a key inspiration on his musical creativity and spirituality.