Israeli-born cellist Yoni Draiblate began his musical education at the age of five, entering the Conservatory at the age of seven. He has performed in today’s top venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Theatre, Luzern Festival, Stockholm Festival, Jordan hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Kimmel Center, Teatro Colon, the Philharmonie concert hall, Berlin, Disney Hall, and many more.
He has also appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Israel Kamerata, the Buchman-Mehta Symphony, among others.
Mr. Draiblate has collaborated with musicians such as: Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulèz, Kurt Mazur, Gustavo Dudamel and many more. He has participated in masterclasses with Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffman, Laurence Lesser Uzi Wiesel, Alban Berg Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, Heinrich Schiff, Natalia Guttman, Frans Helmerson, Shanghai Quartet and many others.
Mr. Draiblate earned his bachelor’s degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, and his Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston. A versatile musician, he enjoys a performing career that includes many genres of music such as jazz, pop, and rock.
Mr. Draiblate has toured and played with orchestras such as the West Eastern-Divan, ‘iPalpiti” orchestra, The Israel Philharmonic, and more. He is the principal cellist of “Symphony in C” in Camden, NJ as well as associate principal of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. He is also the co-founder and artistic director of a benefit concert series called “Music Transforms,” recently featuring Branford Marsalis.
Mr. Draiblate is on the faculty of Doylestown Conservatory and regularly teaches at Delaware Valley University. In addition to performing and teaching, Mr. Draiblate is pursuing a doctoral degree in music at Temple University.