Alon Yavnai, pianist and composer, is currently an associate professor at Berklee College Of Music in Boston. He was born in Israel where he was raised and had his formal musical studies. He started performing professionally at an early age. Since moving to the Unites States in 1993, Alon has toured worldwide, recorded and performed with numerous artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Nancy Wilson and Freddie Hubbard, among others.
Mr. Yavnai is a very eclectic musician. In addition to recording with a vast array of artists in different genres, he has released three albums of his own. He recorded with the Zurich Symphony Orchestra at Tönhalle concert hall in Zurich and performed as a soloist with the Colon Theater Philharmonic Orchestra in Argentina. Other appearances include Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, as well as several festivals around the world and jazz clubs such as the Blue Note and Birdland in New York. Between 2009-2010 Mr. Yavnai was living in Israel where he was teaching at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completing his masters in composition as well as performing. On March 2012, Alon released his first big band album of his original compositions and arrangements. The album was recorded in Hamburg with the renowned NDR Bigband.
Currently, Mr. Yavnai resides in New York.