Yevgeny Yontov

Israeli pianist Yevgeny Yontov began his musical studies at the age of six with Adela Umansky.

He later received his B.Mus degree summa cum laude from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv University, where he studied with Prof. Arie Vardi. He then moved to the US to study with Prof. Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, where he received his M.M. degree and is currently pursuing his D.M.A.

Top prizes at international piano competitions include the gold medal at the Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana, 1st Prize at the Tel-Hai International Concerto Competition in Israel and a top prize at the International Piano Competition in Pinerolo, Italy, where he also received a special prize for an outstanding performance of a Beethoven Sonata.

As an active chamber musician, Yevgeny has played chamber concerts in Israel, Europe, South America, Canada, and the US, in venues that include Carnegie Hall in New York and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C., with colleagues as well as with distinguished artists, such as David Shifrin, Paul Neubauer, and members of established quartets such as the Orion and Miro Quartets. He has also performed in numerous festivals, most recently as a Protégé Artist in “Chamber Music Northwest” in Portland, Oregon.

As a solo artist, he has performed in solo recitals and with orchestras, on stages in Israel, the US, Korea, and in many European countries. He also performed on Israeli national TV and recorded for Israeli, Portuguese, and US radios.

Yevgeny Yontov was the Guzik Foundation Award-Winner and Spivakov Award-Winner of the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition.