Born in Tel Aviv in 2000, Tom Borrow began studying piano at the age of 5 with Dr. Michal Tal, with whom he studied for 10 years at the Givatayim Music Conservatory. He is currently studying with Prof. Tomer Lev, Head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.
Tom has participated in several music festivals, both in Israel and abroad, including the “Tel Hai International Piano Masterclasses”, “Music Fest Perugia” in Italy and the “Alion Baltic International Music Festival” in Estonia.
Tom has performed as soloist with several orchestras, such as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Rishon LeZion Israel Symphony Orchestra and the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. He has also played as soloist in the framework of IPO’s “Keynote” education program at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv.
Tom regularly plays in chamber ensembles, as part of the Jerusalem Music Centre’s David Goldman program, for young excellent musicians and performed in several live broadcast concerts of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Throughout the many masterclasses Tom has participated in, he had the privilege of working under the instruction of such prominent artists & pedagogues as Murray Perahia, Tatiana Zelikman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jerome Lowenthal, Alexander Korsantia, Gilbert Kalish, and Boris Slutski, among many others.
Tom has won several competitions, including first prize at the Israeli Radio & Jerusalem Symphony “Young Artist Competition” in Jerusalem and three first prizes at the national “Piano Forever” competition in Ashdod, in three different age categories. Tom has been a recipient of the “America-Israel Culture Foundation” excellence scholarship since 2012.
In addition, Tom has received a scholarship from the “Tsfunot Tarbut” foundation.