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Yuval Shay-El

Yuval Shay-El (b. 1963), is a multidisciplinary creator, composer, pianist and trumpet player. He has composed dozens of works in various genres, and formed several ensembles. His recent CD is 'Symphony in Jazz Mode' recorded in 2014 with his group, Zoom Out Band. His other CDs include 'Summer 97' (1997) with guitarist Arthur Roolfs, 'One Song One Dance' (2001) with the Atmos Trio, 'There Will Never Be Another You' (2002) with Zoom Out Band, 'Yuval Shay-El' (2006), a CD presenting compositions by Shay-El for classical music chamber ensembles, 'Songbook' (2007) and 'Journey in Corea' (2013) with Zoom Out Band. Shay-El owns a master’s degree in music composition from Boston University where he studied composition with Lukas Foss and Charles Fussell and a PhD in geophysics from Tel-Aviv University. Some of his recent compositions include 'Symphony No. 1' for symphonic orchestra in four movements (2007, duration ca. 48 minutes) and 'String Quartet No. 2' in four movements (2009, ca. 25 minutes).

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