About Yotam Haran

Yotam Haran was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently living in the Netherlands, where he is studying for a Master’s in Music degree on baroque cello with Viola de Hoog at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He completed his Bachelor’s in Music degree on modern cello with cellists Zvi Plesser and Michal Korman at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and is a graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts.

Yotam began his baroque cello studies with Orit Messer (with whom he studied for seven years) at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv, shortly after participating in the very exciting Jerusalem Early Music Workshops of 2007 and 2008. His first baroque cello was given to him on loan by the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, with which he has been playing as a freelancer since 2010 and as second cellist during the 2014/15 concert season. Yotam has performed as a basso continuo player in many operas, including Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, and he participated in masterclasses with numerous leading early music specialists such as Rainer Zipperling, Gaetano Nasillo, Sigiswald Kuijken and Bruno Cocset. He also studied the Viola da Gamba for a short period with Nima Ben David at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Yotam was a participant of the program for Excellence in Chamber music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance between the years 2012 and 2014, and he completed his army service in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician in 2013. Apart from his interest in Historically Informed Performance, Yotam is also very interested in contemporary music – he was a member of Meitar Ensemble’s “Tedarim” program for performance of contemporary music by young musicians between 2013 and 2014, and a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2013. He has been a recipient of AICF scholarships since 2009, for both modern and baroque cello.

Yotam Haran

Cello, Viola da Gamba, Baroque / Early Music, Classical

Leiden, Netherlands
Grant Recipient

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