After graduating cum laude in Musicology at Tel-Aviv University, Israel Golani has established himself as an acclaimed lute, Baroque guitar and theorbo player. His interest in historical plucked instruments led him to Renaissance lute and theorbo studies with Fred Jacobs at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, and with Elizabeth Kenny at The Royal Academy in London.

An accomplished continuo player, Israel has performed with many leading European orchestras, such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic, and has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Paul McCreesh, Jos van Veldhoven and Michael Hofstetter. He is also regularly invited to participate in productions of Flanders Opera as a basso-continuo specialist.