Zefunot Culture introduced Ron to its audience in 2012.
"The exceptional Ron Regev carefully maintains non-agressive pianism and great clarity. The great mystery of the first and third movements is expressed fully, the Sicilienne is light and delightful, and even the 'constant forte' feeling of the last movement is replaced by logical build-up to a climax. All this gives the necessary breath to the quartet and to the solo violin. I can finally say, at least for the Chausson: the Haydn Quartet, with the added soloists, presented a unified, even amazing sound."
Tav-Et Online Music Journal, May 2012
"...an excellent pianist... incisive, caring pianism..."
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY
"...exquisitely shaped phrases... electric playing... exuberant reading... colorful... a player's dream..."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI
Ron Regev received critical acclaim for his performance of Mozart's concerto KV503 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under maestro James Conlon, an event for which he had but one day's notice. The Chicago Sun Times reported that he "played with impressive certitude, flying freely through the arpeggios and digging robustly into the melodies."
Winner of numerous awards and prizes in competitions including the Tenth Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, the American Scholarship Association Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Bruce Hungerford Award in New York, the First Tbilisi Piano Competition in Georgia, the Israeli Broadcast Association Young Artist Competition, and the Arianne Katz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, he is also a recipient of prizes and scholarships for performing chamber music in Israel and abroad. Regev was awarded America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships until the end of his formal studies, and was awarded a Fulbright grant for his studies in the United States.
Regev's appearances with orchestra include: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival; the Juilliard Symphony in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra; the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming; the Dubuque Symphony in Iowa; the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion; the Israel Sinfonietta Be'er Sheva; and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra in its tour of Israel and Europe. His music festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the PRO Festival held in Germany. Regev's performances in Israel and abroad are frequently broadcast on national radio.
A student of Professor Emanuel Krasovsky, Regev completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the Samuel Rubin Israeli Academy of Music (Tel Aviv University) summa cum laude. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York, where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, studying piano with Mr. Jerome Lowenthal and chamber music with Mr. Joseph Kalichstein, as well as serving on the faculty. Regev's doctoral document, titled "Mendelssohn's Trio opus 49: A Study of the Composer's Change of Mind," won Juilliard's centennial year's Richard F. French Doctoral Prize for outstanding work on a doctoral document, and was the basis for Regev's recent lecture and recital at the Library of Congress.
Regev is the chairman of the Keyboard Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory, and is a staff member of the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival. He coaches chamber groups for the Jerusalem Music Center, and serves on the panels of competitions and auditions. A highly acclaimed recitalist and lecturer, his students have won prizes in various competitions in Israel, including scholarships with distinction from the America-Israeli Cultural Foundation. Regev is the Chief Musician at Tonara, an Israeli high-tech company that specializes in the combination of music notation and cutting-edge technology.