Singer and Percussionist | זמר ונגן כלי הקשה
Eran was born in Petach-Tikva (Israel) in May 1994. Since the age of 8, he studied Percussion at the Petach-Tikva Municipal Conservatory under Mr. Vadim Jelayev. Eight years ago, he also started to study singing with Ms. Danna Glaser. Eran studied in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music where he completed his B.Mus. Degree in Percussion in the class of Mr. Alon Bor and studied in the Vocal class of Ms. Danna Glaser. He started his studies while serving in the Israel Defense Force as an “Excellency Musician” at the Education and Youth Corps (2012-2015). During his studies, Eran sung at the school’s Chamber Choir, Opera Class and portrayted Antonio in the production of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”. As a percussion student, Eran played at the School’s symphonic Orchestra, Percussion ensemble and Contemporary Music Workshop. In July 2017 he was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta to play a solo in the school Gala Concert which took place in January 2019. In May 2020, Eran completed his M.Mus Degree in The Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn College where he studied with Mr. Mark Schnaible (the Metropolitan Opera). During his studies in New York he sung in the productions of Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sotileges” (L’horloge comtoise), Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” (Marco)’ Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” (Monostatos) and more. Eran also participates in the “Tel- Aviv Summer Opera” program for the last three years.
Eran used to play in the “Tremolo” Percussion ensemble under Mr. Tomer Yariv (“Precadu”) with whom he performed in the Israel Fesitval (2014) and the “Cameri” Theater show “Gorodish” (2014-2016). During the last years he has played with the major orchestras in Israel: the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra, the Israeli Symphony – Rishon le'tzion and many more under the batons of conductors like Maestro Zubin Mehta, Andrea Battistoni, Xu Zhong, Manfred Honeck and more. As well for playing The Percussion, Eran sung in Ben Gurion High school (Petach Tikva) Choir (2010-2012), and in the Thelma Yalin School Alumni Choir under MR. Yishai Steckler with whom he performed in the “Israeli Schubertiade” (2016) and the new Avi Nesher movie “The Sins” (Ha’Chataim). Eran was also a member of the Israeli Opera Choir under Mr. Ethan Schmeisser. He sung in the productions of “Faust” and “Tosca” in the 2016-17 season and the productions of "La Boheme", “Nabucco”, “Don Carlo” “Dido and Aeneas” and “Carmen” in the 2017-2018 season.
In addition, Eran shares and passes on his knowledge and passion to music to the younger generation. He was a musical guide at the Young Israel Philharmonic, Young National Youth Wind Orchestra, Petach-Tikva Youth Wind Orchestra and frim 2014 to 2018 at “Hasadna” Conservatory Orchestra (Jerusalem), under Ms. Sagit Mazuz, where he was acting as a teacher for orchestra playing and doubled as an “extra” player. With "Hasadna" he won 1st prizes for outstanding performances both in New York (2014) and Vienna (2016).
Eran Is the recipient of scholarships from “America-Israel Cultural Foundation” and winner of the prestigious “Fulbright” Scholarship.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
Yafa and I met a few years ago, and before I even got to work with the foundation, I moved to New York, where I did my Master’s. It is actually there, where our connection got stronger and now, when I am back in Israel, my connection to the foundation got stronger as well.
Yafa and I clicked immediately. Already after our first meeting I had the feeling that I, and my fellow musician friends, have this huge support, which is so rarely seen these days. Yafa is so thoughtful and cares about us personally and helps us, through the foundation, financially. You can always approach her with any idea and create together many wonderful, exciting things.
The Ronen Foundation is not like any foundation. It is a family, a community, that Yafa nurtures with so much love. I am honored to be part of the Ronen Faoundation.