Having started his professional piano education at the age of 3, Yoav Levanon has an impressive career of performances, winning prestigious competitions, being awarded creative excellence grants and playing with orchestras around the world.
In 2019, Yoav Levanon was the youngest pianist ever invited to perform a piano solo recital at the International Verbier Music Festival, Swiss, and to take part in the Tsinandali festival, Georgia. In the Tsinandali festival, apart from a solo recital, he was invited to perform the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the acclaimed pianist Sergei Babayan. Yoav Levanon was recorded and live streamed by the world’s leading classical music channel, medici.tv. The concert was followed by warm feedback from viewers around the world. The media praised the performance writing: “Levanon made a strong opening impression for the festival” and calling him “The Little Prince of The Piano”
In June 2019 Yoav Levanon received the Excelentia Award for Culture in the “Young Talents“ category with the honorary presidency of Her Majesty Queen Dona Sofía, in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium, Madrid. The Excelentia Foundation invited Yoav to perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1, later during 2019, as part of the “Grandes Clásicos Series” in the National Auditorium, Madrid, with the Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra.
During the year 2018, Yoav, then 13, performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2 with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts titled “First Prize – the best young pianists in the music world”. Later during the year he participated in the Verbier Festival Academy, Swiss, performed a solo recital at the Verdi Theatre, Italy, and took part at the Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau, Germany, performing a solo recital and participating in a chamber music concert. Yoav was named as one of 10 extraordinary Israelis under the age of 16 who have “accomplished by the age of (less then) 16 more than many of us do in a life time”.
Being only 11 years old, Yoav performed the Chopin Piano Concerto no.1 on the prestigious San Carlo Theatre stage under the direction of the well-reputed maestro Daniel Oren. In a breathtaking performance, Yoav won the audience excitement by his delicate Chopin interpretations, with an astounding variety of timbre and fluent virtuosity.