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Born in Israel in 1984, Yoni Gertner is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Degree as a student of Atar Arad at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where he also earned a Performer Diploma. Previous degrees include BA and Master of Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance as student of Hagai Shaham and Michael Gaisler.
As a chamber player, Gertner collaborated with Joshua Bell, Atar Arad, Hagai Shaham, Rudolph Koelman, Giora Feidman, Kirill Gerstein, the Rubens Quartet and others. He took part in major music festivals in Europe and in Israel, performed as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and participated in master classes with Roberto Diaz, Miriam Fried, Hartmut Rohde, Yuri Gendelsman, The Pacifica Quartet and others.
Gertner won prizes at the Jerusalem Academy String Department and Chamber Music Competitions as well as the top prize in the 2011 Kuttner Quartet Competition at the Jacobs School of Music.
In his youth, Gertner was a member of the Jerusalem Music Center Young Musicians Program and served in the Israel Defense Force as an outstanding musician. He is also a recipient of the America-Israel cultural foundation scholarship and the Barbara and David Jacobs fellowship at the Jacobs school of music, where he is currently an associate instructor.