Shoham, IL, United States
Violist Maayan Gabel, born in Israel in 1998, is about to finish his studies toward B.Mus. degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel-Aviv University). He is the violist of its representative Gertler Quartet and has led the viola section of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra in concerts in Israel and Europe. Maayan is also part of the Israel Philharmonic practicum program (together with the BM School of Music).
A graduate of the Thelma Yellin High school of the Arts and Givatayim Conservatory, Maayan was also a member of “The David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians” of the Jerusalem Music Center, and the leader of the Viola Section of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He served in the IDF as an “Outstanding Musician”.
Maayan has performed as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and Thelma-Yellin Symphony orchestra. 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. He was a member of Perlman Music Program for young talented musicians and a participant of “Keshet Eilon” international summer master-course (2016-2018).
Maayan is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2013 and recently won the Audience’s Favorite Award at the 2020 Aviv Competition. He plays a 1786 Laurentius Storioni viola, kindly loaned to him by the AICF.