Pianist Jonathan Zak is professor emeritus at the Buchman-Mehta Music School of Tel Aviv University, where he teaches piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment. He was born in Israel and graduated from The Juilliard School of Music in New York. He has appeared as soloist with all of Israel’s major orchestras and has performed extensively in Israel, Europe, and in the Americas, where he gives solo recitals and also appears as an instrumental and vocal accompanist. In 1969 he was one of the founders of the acclaimed Yuval Trio, which has performed all over the world and recorded for Deutsche Gramophon, CBS Masterworks and others. Jonathan Zak has served on the jury of several international music competitions including the Artur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, the ARD Chamber Music Competition in Munich, the Schubert and 20th Century Music Competition in Graz, and the International Harp Competition in Jerusalem. In addition to his chamber music recordings, Jonathan Zak has made two widely-praised piano-duo recordings with Irena Friedland for Romeo Records.