Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Baritone

"Yannai Gonczarowski ... sang wonderfully, in clear voice and with expressiveness ... and filled the hall with beautiful sound."
- Noam Ben Ze'ev, "HaAretz" - Israel's leading nation-wide cultural newspaper, June 12, 2011.

Jerusalem-born baritone Yannai Gonczarowski holds a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied in the studios of Michal Shamir, Penina Schwartz, and Zvi Semel. He sang solo roles in the Academy's opera productions as well as in production of the International Opera Summer Program in Tel Aviv-Yafo, and was a member of the Academy Chamber Choir directed by Stanley Sperber, and of the Naked Voices ensemble directed by Tamir Chasson. He has performed with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, and with the Israeli Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, and participated in numerous workshops and master classes. In 2011, he performed the title role in the world premiere of the opera "Oedipus Rex 2011" (Aharoni) in the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. In concurrence with his music studies, Mr. Gonczarowski acquired a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduating summa cum laude as the Faculty of Science class valedictorian. Having completed an M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics summa cum laude there as well, he is now pursuing Ph.D. studies at the same institution. Music scholarships: AICF (honours).