Yoav Levanon

Debut at Luzerner Sinfonieorchester on JAN 9th 2023

The young stunning virtuoso

Yoav Levanon, who began his professional piano education at the age of three, has just turned 18 years old and can already point to an impressive list of awards, competitions, and concerts.

Highlights include his debut in the UK at St Martin in the Fields in London, recitals at the Boulezsaal in Berlin, Munich, and Paris, as well as concert performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and concerts with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Yoav first stepped onto the stage at the age of four and soon became the winner of his first national piano competition in Israel. A year later, he won his first gold medal at an international piano competition in the USA and performed on the renowned stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. After his orchestral debut with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, he participated in the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia, where he played Mozart and Bach’s Concertos for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the renowned pianist Sergei Babayan. Additionally, he received the “Young Talent Award” from the Excelentia Foundation and performed at a ceremony in the National Auditorium in Madrid in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Dona Sofia. In 2018, Yoav performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recently, Yoav performed as the youngest pianist in the festival history of the prestigious Verbier Festival and was celebrated as a “discovery”. His debut solo concert, broadcast worldwide on medici.tv, reached the largest online audience of all events at the 2019 festival.

Among his other concerts was a solo performance at a “Piano Summit” with Martha Argerich at Schloss Elmau, followed by a recital at the Piano aux Jacobins Festival in Toulouse. His performance was highly praised by a critic in Diapason: “Yoav Levanon is not only a stunning virtuoso. His assertive interpretive decisions already make him an authentic musician with everything it takes to become one of the great pianists of this century.”

In early 2021, Yoav participated in a film project with Maestro Daniel Barenboim and shortly thereafter signed an exclusive artist contract with Warner Classics. Yoav’s debut album with the label was released in May 2022. He has already performed on some of the most prestigious stages and festivals in France, Germany, Israel, Latvia, and recently with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, including at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Grand Auditorium of Radio France in Paris.

Yoav is taught by leading piano professors and musicians in Israel and abroad. He has the privilege of participating in the “Piano Program for Outstanding Young Pianists” at the Jerusalem Music Center and working with renowned American concert pianist Murray Perahia. Additionally, he works under the guidance of the eminent pianist Sir Andras Schiff at his Artist-Performance Studio at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.


Yoav Levanon records Liszt's "La Campanella" (from Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141).

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