Violist Maayan Gabel, born in Israel in 1998, is a student of Dr. Lilach Levanon since 2012. Maayan is currently a student at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University. Maayan is a graduate of Thelma Yellin High school of the Arts and Giv’ataim conservatory. He served in the IDF in the “outstanding musicians” unit as part of the Air Force Band.
Maayan has performed as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra (2018), the Israel Chamber Orchestra (2017) and Thelma-Yellin Symphony orchestra. Maayan was also a member of “The David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians”, where he has played in various ensembles. He participated in masterclasses of Hartmut Rohde , Tabea Zimmerman, Roland Glassel, Carol Rodland, Miguel de Silva, Yizhak schotten, Lawrence Power, Tatjana Masurenko and Françoise Gneri. As a chamber musician he played in projects with famous players such as Vadim Gluzman, Qian Zhou, Hilel Zori, Hagai Shaham and Kati Debretzeni. As part of his chamber music studies at school, Maayan had masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, Krzysztof Chorzelski and Ofer Falk.
Maayan was a member of Perlman’s music program for young talented musicians and a participant of “Keshet Eilon” international summer master-course (2016-2018). In the summer of 2019 he took part of the international master-course in Baden-Baden, Germany – The Carl Flesch Academy.
Maayan is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2013. This year he also received a Certificate of Honor for outstanding achievements in the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony Orchestra.