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YAKIR ARBIB

Yakir Arbib - international award winning pianist and composer equally versed both in classical music and jazz, Arbib is four-time winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for young talents (2006-2009), winner of the "Massimo Urbani International Jazz Award" (2008) and was signed at age 19 by the European "Philology Jazz Records" under which he released his first album in trio "Portrait". Arbib tours the world as composer-pianist performing his original music, and he is commissioned by international ensembles such as "ALEA III", "The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra", "Triple Helix Piano Trio" and "Stradivari String Sextet". He holds a BM Cum Laude in Piano and Composition from "Berklee College of Music" in Boston.

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