About Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is an award-winning composer, touring and recording artist, educator, peace activist and record producer.

Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story in 2007, received commissions for site-specific scores from the Getty Center, Fowler Museum in UCLA, Japan-America Center, artist Lauren Bon and Farm Lab, choreographers Daniel Ezralow (American Repertory Ballet), Ashley Roland (ISO dance company), Oguri (Renzoku Dance Company) and Zen priest and visual artist, Hirokazu Kosaka.

Yuval has lectured on the subject of ancient sacred Hebrew music in top American schools such as Yale, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago and UCLA. He collaborated with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg, to explore the connection between sound and the brain, and with pioneer healer Dr. Richard Gold and Metta Mindfulness Music label to create music for medical and healing use in clinics and treatments centers worldwide.

His awards include the Los Angeles Treasures Award in 2004 and prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for Humanities and Rockefeller Foundation.

Yuval's TV and films scores include the PBS/Nova special, Breaking the Maya Code, Proteus, Spiral Staircase, Golda’s Balcony, scores for stage include Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Yeats’ Amer’s Jeleasy and Beckett’s Casscando.

His book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won Gold Medal for the Best Book Award in the Spirituality Category in the Indie Book Awards 2015, and in early 2020 he received the Presidential Gold Medal Award for volunteering for founding and leading the charity non-profit organization Inspired Sound Initiative.

Yuval Ron

Oud, Music Direction, Guitar, Production, Musical Theater, Experimental, World/Ethnic, Jazz, Classical

Los Angeles, California, United States

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