The Israeli mezzo-soprano, Avital Dery [Deri], studied with Marina Levitt at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She is a winner of first prize in singing with orchestra competition at the Academy in Jerusalem in 2009. She also won scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and scholarship to study German in Salzburg, Austria. She attended master-classes with the counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and soprano Ann Monoyios. In the course of her studies she participated in productions including the Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart (as Marcelina), Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss (as Orlovsky).
Avital Dery has appeared as a soloist with various ensembles in Israel. Recently, she has sung, among others, with the Ra'anana Symphonet Orchestra conducted by Dudu Zeva, with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrew Parrott and the Orchestra & Chamber Choir of the Academy, conducted by Stanley Sperber. This year she also participated in an art song recital broadcast live on the radio as part of a series of excellence of Kol Hamusika, in which she performed song cycles by Gustav Mahler and Manuel de Falla. She is a member of the Israeli Bach Soloists since its foundation in 2008.