About Maayan Gabel

Violist Maayan Gabel, born in Israel in 1998, currently studies toward his M. Mus. degree in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (BMSOM) in Tel-Aviv University with Dr. Lilach Levanon and Dr. Ofer Gazit. Maayan is a graduate of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (B.Mus. with excellence). Since November 2021 Maayan plays in the viola section of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maayan was the violist of BMSOM representative Gertler Quartet and the leader of the viola section of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra in concerts in Israel and abroad. In 2019 he received a ‘Certificate of Honor’ for his activity in the school’s orchestra.

Maayan is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin High school of the Arts and the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians of the Jerusalem Music Center, where he was the leader of the viola section of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He served in the IDF as an ‘Outstanding Musician’.

Maayan performed as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and Thelma-Yellin Symphony orchestra. He participated in masterclasses of Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmerman, Hartmut Rohde, Tatjana Masurenko, Miguel de Silva , Roland Glassel, Veit Hertenstein, Peijun Xu and others. As a chamber musician he played in projects with renowned players such as Vadim Gluzman, Kati Debretzeni, Qian Zhou, Hilel Zori and Hagai Shaham. He was a member of the Perlman Music Program for young talented musicians and a participant of “Keshet Eilon” international summer mastercourse (2016-2018).

In 2019 Maayan participated in the “Carl Flesch Akademie” festival and received an excellence scholarship for his playing. In February 2021 he participated in the Triple Viola Masterclass and in September 2021 in the Tenerife Viola Masterclasses.

Maayan is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) scholarships since 2013 and has won the Audience’s Favorite Award at the 2020 Aviv Competition. In 2020 Maayan received excellence scholarships from the Ben-Bassat Foundation and the Yehoshua and Margrit Lakner Foundation. He won the 2021 chamber competition of the BMSOM. Maayan received a master’s degree scholarship from The Colton Foundation.

Maayan plays a Jean Bouvin Viola bow kindly loaned to him by the AICF.

Maayan Gabel

Viola, Classical

Tel-Aviv Yafo, Israel
Grant Recipient

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