EYLON BEN YAAKOV
Eylon Ben Yaakov was awarded scholarships by Zefunot Culture in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
Born in 1994. Eylon started playing the piano at the age of five. From 2001, he studied at the Kfar Saba Conservatory under the guidance of Adela Umansky. In 2011 he began his studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, with Prof. Arie Vardi.
Eylon served as an outstanding musician in the IDF intelligence corps, where he split his time between computers and music.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in major halls such as the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the auditorium in Kfar Saba and the Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem.
Among the prizes Eylon has received: 1st Prize Pnina Salzman Young Pianist Competition 2011, 2nd prize Chopin Competition, Tel Aviv 2011, 2nd Prize Voice of Music Competition for Young Artists 2012, 2nd Prize “ Piano Forever” competition, Ashdod 2013.
Eylon is a recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships between the years 2010-2015. He also received scholarships from Zefunot Culture in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
In addition to his classical music studies, Eylon completed a B.Sc. degree in computer science at the Open University (Magna Cum Laude).