Violinist / Violist
Yonah was introduced to the Zefunot Culture audience as part of the Israel Chamber Project's Concert.
Yonah Zur appears regularly as a chamber musician in New York City and throughout the East Coast. He has performed at the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, and Tanglewood music festivals.
A strong advocate of new music, Yonah Zur has given numerous world and U.S. premières, and he is a regular guest with the various new music ensembles in New York City. He has been a member of New York Philomusica since 2007.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied with Avi Abramovich, and his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School, having studied with Robert Mann. In 2008–2010 he was a fellow of the "Academy", a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.
As an educator he has served on the faculties of Opus 118 - Harlem School of Music, the Thurnauer School of music, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, as well as teaching in various public schools throughout New York City where he performs for thousands of school children in various programs. He was a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation award from 1995 through 2001.