Violist Maayan Gabel, born in Israel in 1998, is a student of Dr. Lilach Levanon since 2012. Maayan currently studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University and serves in the IDF in the “outstanding musicians” unit. Maayan is a graduate of Thelma Yellin High school of the Arts and Giv’ataim conservatory.
Maayan has performed as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra (2018) and the Israel Chamber Orchestra (2017). During his high-school studies he performed as soloist with Thelma-Yellin orchestra in Israel and France. He was a section leader of the Buchmann-Mehta symphony orchestra and of The Young Israel Philharmonic 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 (Germany), Carol Rodland (USA), Roland Glassel (Germany), Miguel de Silva (Switzerland-France), Yizhak schotten (USA-Israel), Lawrence Power (UK), Tatjana Masurenko (Russia-Germany) and Françoise Gneri (France). As part of his chamber music studies at school, Maayan had masterclasses with Menahem Pressler (Israel-USA), Krzysztof Chorzelski (Poland) and Ofer Falk (Israel-UK).
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) and seminars. Maayan also played in a broadcast of “Kol Hamusica” radio station.
Maayan is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2013, and from 2015 with excellence. He received the Stern scholarship for young musicians (2015) and the Leshman scholarship for young musicians (2016) from the Givaataim Conservatory.
He plays a 1833 J.F Pressenda viola, generously loaned to him by Mr. Yehuda Zisapel.