BIOGRAPHY

Yaron Hasson is widely acknowledged as one of the leading Israeli guitar players and as one of Israel’s most established musicians.

 

Hasson has inherited a profound musical tradition stemming from his Yemenite roots, which he combines with his classical music education, performing a wide range of styles - South American, Baroque, Renaissance, Romantic and modern music. 

 

As a teenager, Hasson attracted the critics’ attention with his unique mastery of the guitar and his remarkable melodic instinct and lyricism. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in London with an ARCM degree in 1988, winning first prize in Israel’s national guitar contest that same year. Hasson has also won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarship for 10 consecutive years, as well as the ACUM prize (2016) for his contribution to Israeli music in the field of composition and performance.

 

Hasson regularly performs in various festivals such as the International Guitar Festival of Cordoba (Spain), The Festival of the Guitar, Liege (Belgium), Rychnov Music Festival (The Czech Republic), Kaluga Music Festival (Russia), and many others. 

 

In October 2010, Hasson performed his first concerto for guitar and orchestra: "On Thy Walls Jerusalem" with two symphonic orchestras (Marosvasarhely/Tirgu-Mures, Szatmar /Satu-Mare) conducted by maestro Shinya Ozaki. He has performed as a soloist with major Israeli orchestras as well as with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Shlomo Mintz.

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His recordings include recitals for the Italian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Belgian, Romanian and Israeli broadcasting services (radio and television). Hasson has recorded six albums, to excellent critical acclaim.

Hasson lives in Moshav Herut in central Israel with his wife Aniko and their three sons: Adam, Noam and Naor.