Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv

Tomer Lev

Tomer Lev enjoys an unusually versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

As soloist he collaborated with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tanglewood Festival, Varna Festival, Colorado, Quebec, Kiev and many others, including all major Israeli orchestras.

He was presented at the Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Municipal Theater of Shanghai, Hamburg’s Musikhalle, the Rudolfinum in Prague, Sala Sao Paulo, Glen Gould Hall in Toronto; as well as in all Israeli concert halls, including the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Henri Crown Symphony Hall, Haifa Auditorium, among others.

Tomer Lev is the head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. In 2004, together with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Zubin Mehta and businessman Joseph Buchmann, he was among the founders of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and was appointed as its first director. The school trains Israel’s elite young musicians and nurtures a future generation for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

A graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts, Lev studied the piano with his mother, pianist Naomi Lev; and composition with composer Tzvi Avni. He completed his B.Mus and M.Mus degrees at the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv University, where he studied with pianists Arie Vardi and Victor Derevianko. He received his Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied with pianist Gilbert Kalish.

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