Competitions & Awards
2013: International Rotary Piano Competition (Spain), Finalist and Special-Prize (Best Execution of a Mozart Sonata)
2013: International Piano Competition Massarosa (Italy), Second Prize
2013: International Lyons Piano Competition (Turkey), Finalist
2013: Psanter Letamid Competition (Israel), Second Prize
2012: Katcz Competition (Israel), First Prize
2011: Pnina Salzman Competition (Israel), Second Prize
2006: Turjeman Competition (Israel), First Prize
2003: International Bartok-Prokofiev-Kabalevsly Competition (USA), Second Prize
Yuval Gilad was born in Israel in 1992, and started playing the piano at the age of 6. At age 9, he performed as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony and soon thereafter with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, Israeli Stage Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Ashdod Symphony, and Kiev Kamerata. Gilad performed as a soloist and recitalist both in Israel and abroad in the KHS Hall in Taipei, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, The National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kiev, and Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2015, he will perform a solo recital at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Yuval has received America Israel Cultural Foundation excellence scholarships since 2004.