Alona Milner (1996) started playing the piano at the Givatayim Conservatory when she was 10 years old. Graduated from the Telma Yellin High School of Arts and served as an “outstanding musician” in the IDF. She graduated with her bachelors from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music with the guidance of Tomer Lev in Tel Aviv University, where she continues to study towards her masters.
In 2020, she won the 2nd prize in the Piano "Katz" competition and a prize for playing the mandatory piece in the Clairmont competition. She played a recital in the Arthur Rubinstein Virtual recitals and was chosen to be a young jury in the up coming competition.
Alona has been privileged in recent years to have masterclasses with world-acclaimed artists and professors such as Alexander Korsantia, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Joseph Kalichstein, Ilja Scheps, Pascal Nemirovski, Michel Beroff, Fabio Bidini, Julian Martin, Pavlina Dokovska and Murray Perahia for whom she is very fortunate to play several times a year.
She has performed as a soloist with the Alicante Symphony Orchestra, the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, the Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra, and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra, under the conduction of Mineah Ignat, Uri Segal, Yoav Talmi, and Guy Feder.
Alona is a piano teacher in the Kiriat Ono Conservatory and a part of the Jerusalem Music Center education programs. She was the coordinator of the young outstanding pianists' program between 2016-2020.
During the 2020 Covid19 crisis, Alona worked alongside a group of Israeli pianists led by Dr. Michal Meow. Together they founded PianoWebFest - an international online festival featuring lectures and piano masterclasses.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
I met Yaffa for the first time last summer. She helped me to fund my trip to the music festival in Aspen. Right after, I participated in the Gala concert of Ronen Foundation USA.
The experience of that concert is unforgettable for me, I met Israeli musicians from all over the world and enjoyed the concert which combined so many instruments and styles.
Yaffa and Amos know me very well, we keep in touch and they attend many of my concerts. I meet Yaffa often and she helps me both financially and professionally, the foundation means a lot to me and I am honored to be a part of it.