Israeli violinist Yuval Nuri Shem-Tov (1996) began his violin studies at the age of 8. Currently, Yuval is studying for his B.A with prof. Hagai Shaham, at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv. He previously studied with Dr. Guy Figer at the Raanana Music Center. Since 2015 he is also studying composition with Ms. Aviya Kopelman.
Yuval won prizes in many different competitions, such as the Paul Ben-Haim competition (2014), the Buchmann-Mehta string and chamber music competitions and the “Eran Zoldan” competition. Since 2013, Yuval is a recipient of the prestigious AICF scholarships.
Yuval performs regularly in solo, orchestra and chamber music concerts. He played as a soloist with orchestras such as “Webern Kammerphilharmonie”, “Alicante University Orchestra” and with the Raanana Music Center symphony orchestra. He was the concertmaster of the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra. He collaborated with Pianist Alona Milner and together they performed in a live broadcast concert for “Kan Kol Hamusica” radio station. Yuval also performed the Israeli premier of the string quartet “Black Widow” written by Aviya Kopelman.
A graduate of the David Goldman program in the Jerusalem Music Center, Yuval played in various chamber groups, coached by members of the award winning Jerusalem Quartet, Michal Tal, Zvi Carmeli and more. Yuval took part in the “Heifetz Institute”, the “Perlman Music Program” in Tel Aviv and in “Eilat Chamber Music Festival”. He participated in the “Keshet Eilon Mastercourses”, and attended several times the ISA seminars in Semmering, Austria. Yuval participated in masterclasses with Itzhak Perlman, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Miriam Fried, Isaac Malkin, Tanja Becker-Bender, Renaud Capucon, Grigory Kalinovsky, Donald Weilerstien, Catherine Cho, Itai Shapira and more.