"Yannai Gonczarowski …
sang wonderfully, in clear voice and with expressiveness …
and filled the hall with beautiful sound."
- Noam Ben-Zeev, "HaAretz" - Israel's leading nation-wide cultural newspaper, June 12, 2011.
"All of the performers should be praised.
Among them, baritone Yannai Gonczarowski …
especially caught my ear."
- Haggai Hitron, "HaAretz" - Israel's leading nation-wide cultural newspaper, September 2, 2018.
"Yannai Gonczarowski … stood out."
- Yossi Schifman, "Kan B" - Israel's public nation-wide current-affairs radio station, September 2, 2018.
Jerusalem-born baritone Yannai Gonczarowski holds a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in Classical Singing 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, in production of the International Opera Summer Program in Tel Aviv-Yafo, as well as in concerts with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. Notable solos with orchestras include the baritone solos in Fauré's Requiem and Brahms' A German Requiem. Notable operatic roles include the title role in the world premiere of Oedipus Rex 2011 (Aharoni/Eliraz) in the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, as well as the lead role (the Wise Doctor) in the world premiere of An Insane Hindik (Batt/Kolatt) directed by Israel's foremost stage director Yossi Yzraely. In concurrence with his music studies, he acquired a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduating summa cum laude as the Faculty of Science class valedictorian; an M.Sc. in Mathematics there, summa cum laude as well; and a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at the same institution, for which he was awarded the 2018 Maschler Prize of the Israeli Game Theory Society. Dr. Gonczarowski's scientific research results have been published in leading international venues. Music scholarships: AICF (honors).