About Yakov Geller

Yakov Geller was born in Saratov, Russia and grew up in Israel. He began studying the violin at the age of 6 at the Karmiel Music Conservatory with Ms. Stella Sternberg. He graduated from The Jerusalem Music Center and The Jerusalem Music Academy in the viola class of Mr. Zvi Carmeli and Ms. Tali Kravitz. Currently he is an Artist Diploma candidate at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin in the class of Prof. Wilfried Strehle.

Yakov has played as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in the final of a four-round competition. As a chamber musician, he participant in the JAMD chamber music scholarship and performed in various programs and concert halls in Israel, including Musethica, Israel Music Conservatory, Jerusalem Music Center, and Eden-Tamir Music Center broadcasted live on Kol-Hamusica radio station.
Yakov played as a principal violist of various orchestras, including The Jerusalem-Weimar Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Michael Sanderling, The Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra & Young Israel Philharmonic.

He took part in Keshet Eilon master-course (2017) and studied in the class of Tatjana Masurenko & Miguel da Silva. He participated in master-classes with Miriam Fried, Guy Brownstein, Sergiu Schwartz, Michael Klotz, Hartmut Rohde and Amihai Grosz.

In addition to his activities as a performer, Yakov was a violin teacher at the Ron-Shulamit music school in Jerusalem from 2014-2017.

As a quartet member he won the 1st prize (2017) and the 3rd prize (2016) in the Dina Turgeman chamber music competition. He has received scholarships from AICF, Zfunot Tarbut Foundation, and Ima Foundation.

Yakov Geller

Violin, Classical

Berlin, Germany

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