Yael Gat was born in Haifa, Israel. She began her musical education at the age of 11 studying trumpet with Joseph Neshkes at the Kiryat Yam youth Conservatory. At the age of 18, Yael was chosen for the “Outstanding Musician” program and joined the Army Orchestra playing there as principle trumpet for two years. During that time, she took trumpet lessons with Yigal Meltzer, the Principle trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. After finishing her army service she started her high musical education and graduated receiving her Bachelor (B.Mus) in trumpet performance from “The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music” at Tel Aviv University in Israel in the class of Eran Reemy.
During the years 2013-2016 she studied in Munich, Germany at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater München”, where she graduated with honors her Master degree (M.Mus) in the class of Prof. Hannes Läubin and Prof. Thomas Kiechle, both are leading trumpet players at The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich.
Yael has played as a trainee with the Nürnberger Symphoniker during summer 2015.
As an orchestra player, she played with many orchestras in Israel such as The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, The Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv-Yafo and The Haifa Symphony Orchestra.
In Europe, she played as a principle trumpet with Das Siemens–Orchester München, Die Bayerische Philharmonie, das Kammerorchester Freising and Swiss-Israeli-Orchestra.
She performed as a soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra (2008) and “The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music” (2012).
In 2013 she won the 1st prize in the chamber music competition at “The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music”.
She has been the recipient of AICF scholarships during the years 2006-2013.
2017 she established Duo “Folkadu”, which later on structured as a trio. As a front performer in “Folkadu” she is singing in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino, playing the trumpet and the shofar and being accompanied by the Accordion and the Oud. With “Folkadu” Yael spread the Jewish traditional and Folklore Music in Germany and the rest of Europe.