Yuval Shmila | יובל שמילה
Piano | פסנתר
Yuval Shmila, 18 years old, had begun the piano studies at the age of 7 in the class of Marina Gershman, in 2016 she started studying with Dr. Michal Tal, and nowadays she studies with professor Tomer Lev. Yuval graduated the Thelma Yellin high school of Arts and nowadays she studies at the Buchman-Mehata school in Tel Aviv, while she serves in the IDF in the 'excellent musician' position.
Yuval has performed as soloist with the Ramat - Gan symphony orchestra. In October 2017 and in May 2018 Yuval had performed in a concert held by Keynote which took place at the hall of culture in Tel Aviv together with the IPO. Yuval won the first prize in the national competition for young pianists "PianoForever" for 2016 and 2018, and in scholarships of Ronen foundation and America – Israel scholarship foundation for the past six years. She was chosen to participate in a special course of Maestro Murray Perahia, which was held by the Jerusalem Music Center. She also took part in the Goldman Project of the JMC for chamber music and at the Edward Aldwell project, where she performed in masterclasses and live broadcast concerts. Yuval had played in masterclasses with many leading pianists and pedagogues such as Eliso Virsaladze, Daniel Pollack, Pascal Nemirovski etc. She participated many courses as well, such as 'Tel Hai" international piano masterclass, courses in Belgium, Germany, Estonia etc.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
Back then when I was 14, I played in a wonderful concert with a dear friend of mine, which took place in Yafit Reis's home. Yaffa and Amos were there as well. From the first moment, they warmly welcomed me into there family called Ronen Foundation. That was the begging of this great relation with Yaffa and the family. Caring and goodwill lead Yaffa wherever she goes, and soon the foundation has become a safe place to share with one another, to collaborate and be surrounded by good people and great musicians.