Zefunot Culture awarded Tom a grant to participate in the piano workshop at the Perugia Festival in Italy in 2011.
Born in Tel Aviv in 2000, Tom Borrow began studying piano at the age of five with Dr. Michal Tal, with whom he studied for ten years at the Givatayim Music Conservatory. He is currently studying with Prof. Tomer Lev, head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.
Among the music festivals in which Tom has participated: the “Tel Hai International Piano Masterclasses” - Israel, “Music Fest Perugia” - Italy and the “Alion Baltic International Music Festival” - Estonia.
As a soloist, he has performed with several orchestras including The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Rishon LeZion Israel Symphony Orchestra and The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. He has also played as soloist within the framework of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Keynote” education program at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv.
Tom plays regularly in chamber ensembles as part of the Jerusalem Music Centre’s David Goldman program for outstanding young musicians. He has performed in concerts broadcasted live on Israel Radio.
Throughout the many masterclasses Tom has participated in, he has been privileged in receiving guidance from prominent artists & teachers including: Murray Perahia, Tatiana Zelikman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jerome Lowenthal, Alexander Korsantia, Gilbert Kalish, and Boris Slutski, among many others.
Tom has received prizes in a number of competitions including first prize at the Israeli Radio & Jerusalem Symphony “Young Artist Competition” 2017, first prizes at three of the “Piano Forever” competition in Ashdod, in three different age categories.
Tom has been a recipient of the “America-Israel Cultural Foundation” excellence scholarship since 2012 and is also a recipient of the Zefunot Culture scholarship.