2017-18 Season Opener

The Santa Monica Bay Music Foundation is thrilled to host Yuval Yaron in a Solo Violin recital 8 pm this coming October 21, 2017, at the Santa Monica Conservatory of Music

1501 Colorado Ave, Santa Monca, CA 90404



Please join us for for this exceptional concert performed by friends and illustrious performing artists.

Tickets are $50 which includes reception. Scroll down to buy tickets.

High School Music students are welcome free of charge.



Bach – C Major Sonata

Prokofiev – Moderato, from a solo violin sonata

Ysaye – Ballade

A Hassidic Nigun. arr. by Yuval Yaron

P. Ben-Haim – lento, from solo sonata

Bartok – Presto, from Solo Violin Sonata


Performer Bio


Yuval Yaron, one of today’s great violinists, is a former Indiana University School of Music Violin Professor, and a UC Professor Emeritus. From his first prize-winning performances at the 1975 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, he has thrilled audiences on three continents in recital, in recording, and as soloist with major orchestras.

Yaron has performed as guest soloist with distinguished symphony and radio orchestras such as Tokyo, Israel, Munich, Berlin, Mexico City, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Helsinki, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, St. Louis, Montreal, and Indianapolis. He has collaborated with conductors Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Klaus Tennstedt and James De Priest, among others. His recording on Accord of the Six Sonatas and Partitas of Bach received international praise. The Six Solo Sonatas of Eugène Ysaÿe, followed by the 10 Jewish Melodies were also recorded on the same label. Reviews of Baroque sonatas, including Tartini’s famous Devil’s Trill, remark “Yaron’s superlative command of every aspect of violin technique is obvious in his virtuosic approach to the works on the disc”.

Unabashed in his adherence to the grand school of violin playing advanced by his pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, “Yaron’s renditions are as sonorous as they are virtuosic.” (The Strad, London, May 1999). Recently, a live performance of the Sibelius concerto with Klaus Tennstedt and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Profil) was released.

Yuval Yaron has been heard in recital in his native Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Basel, Hannover, Helsinki, and Reykjavik to great critical acclaim. In addition to the standard recital repertoire, he has performed extraordinary one-evening solo concerts of the complete Sonatas and Partitas of Bach. Recent performances included the Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Mendelssohn Concertos in Chile, Colombia and the US, as well as a recital in Helsinki, Finland, honoring the late journalist Daniel Pearl, that included Yaron’s own arrangement of Chasidic Melodies “Nigun”.



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