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Yoav Levanon in concert. Photo courtesy of Tsinandali Festival

Meet the modest 18-year-old Israeli piano prodigy wowing the world

Diana Bletter, Israel21c.orgPublished June 2, 2022

When Yoav Levanon was three years old, he was very curious about his mother’s upright piano. He touched it, he said, and immediately fell in love. He started playing… and playing… and on May 6, Levanon, now 18, he released his debut album with...

Why a 17-year-old Israeli virtuoso is already winning comparisons to the greatest pianists of all time

Why a 17-year-old Israeli virtuoso is already winning comparisons to the greatest pianists of all time

Benjamin Ivry, ForwardPublished September 12, 2021

Born in 2004, the Israeli pianist Yoav Levanon has just signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics. This is only the latest achievement in a career that already includes winning the National Piano Competition in Israel at age five, followed by...

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