Israeli Born Cellist Yoni Draiblate began his musical education at the age of 5, entering the Giva’tayim onservatory at the age of 7. Yoni has appeared in prestigious festivals and stages around the world, Including Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Theatre, Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, The Kimmel Center, Teatro Colón, the Berlin Philharmonie, Disney Hall, Luzern Festival, Stockholm Festival, Ravello Festival and more.
As a soloist, Yoni appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, the Tel Aviv Soloists ensemble, Israel Kamerata, the Buchman-Mehta Symphony, Symphony in C, Temple University Symphony orchestra, Prometheus Ensemble and others.
Yoni has toured the United States, Europe and South America with orchestras such as the West Eastern-Divan, ‘iPalpiti” orchestra, The Israel Philharmonic and more. He collaborated with Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulèz, Kurt Mazur, Gustavo Dudamel, Branford Marsalis, Lambert Orkis and other renowned artists. He had participated in Master classes with Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffman, Laurence Lesser, Uzi Wiesel, Alban Berg Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, Heinrich Schiff, Natalia Guttman, Frans Helmerson, and Shanghai Quartet.
Yoni is the former principal cellist of Symphony in C and the Haifa Symphony, and former Associate principal of the Annapolis Symphony orchestra. He also appeared as a guest principal cellist with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Draiblate is the Co-founder of “Music Transforms”, a benefit concert series focusing on raising funds for a music program in Southwest Philadelphia. Now in its 7th season, Music Transforms has featured world-renowned artists such as Branford Marsalis, Simone Dinnerstein, Ricardo Morales, Artolerance group and others
In addition to his private studio, Mr. Draiblate served on the faculty of Doylestown Conservatory, and has given Master classes in Pennsylvania and Delaware. After completing his Military service with the IDF, Yoni earned his Bachelors of Music degree from Tel-Aviv University, a Masters of Music degree from New England Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University. Yoni is currently a full time appointed member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus OH.
Yoni is playing on a 2015 copy of the famous 1707 “Countess of Stanlein Ex-Paganini” Stradivarius Cello Made in Oberlin, Ohio. The “Oberlin Countess” is one of only three cellos in the world built jointly by 60 world-renowned makers.visit the link for more information about Yoni’s cello: https://cellonow.com/the-oberlin-countess/