Born in 2000 in Haifa, Israel. Playing the trombone since 2010, he studied first at Yuval Conservatory and Reut School of Arts. Currently studying with Nir Erez and Micha Davis. During 2016-2018 a student of the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University, and currently a student of the Freiburg University of Music.
A member of the Arab-Jewish Orchestra during 2015-2016, Kesem was selected and participated in their 2016 delegation to the Clásicos en Verano festival in Madrid, Spain. A member of the Israel Young Philharmonic Orchestra since 2016. A member of the Buchman-Mehta School of Music Orchestra since 2016, Kesem participated in their 2017 delegation to Brazil. Kesem also performs since 2017 with the Ramat-Gan Symphony Orchestra and the Israel NK Orchestra.
Played in a concert series with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018, and performed solo and ensemble pieces at the 2018 Ruth Gottesman memorial Low Brass Day. On April 2018 Kesem performed a solo rendition of Morceau Symphonique by Guilmant with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.
Kesem was selected and participated at the 2018 masterclass by Michael Mulcahy, and was selected to participate at the upcoming 2018 Alessi Seminar in Italy.
Kesem received the AICF scholarship for trombone playing in 2015-2016 (advanced level), 2017-2018 (academic level), and with special distinction in 2019. He received a special commendation at the Paul Ben Haim Competition of Israel Music during 2016, won third place in the 2018 Kfar Saba biannual wind instrument competition, became a finalist in the 2018 IPV competition in Weimar, and won third place at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music annual wind instrument competition in 2018. Kesem won first place in the trombone category of the 2019 North International Music Competition.
Kesem’s composition won the solo trombone category of The International Composers’ Competition for Composing a Mandatory Piece to Be Performed at the Second Round of the Moscow Conservatory’s Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.