Jonathan Zak 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, the United States and South America. In 1969 he was one of the founders of the Yuval Trio, which has appeared throughout the world and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, CBS Masterworks and others. Jonathan Zak has often recorded for Israel radio and various radio stations in Europe. He performs regularly with pianist Irena Friedland as a Piano-Duo team, with two acclaimed CDs for Romeo Records. He has served on the jury of several international music competitions, including the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel-Aviv, the ARD Chamber Music Competition in Munich, the Schubert and Twentieth Century Music Competition in Graz, and the International Harp Competition in Jerusalem. He is currently full professor (Emeritus) at the Buchman-Mehta Music School of Tel-Aviv University, where he teaches chamber music and vocal accompaniment.