Yaron Hasson, one of the best students of Professor Joseph Urshalmi, is widely acknowledged as a leading Israeli guitar player, and as one of Israel’s outstanding musicians and artists.
Yaron has inherited a profound musical tradition, which comes to fore when he performs his own music and major works for guitar by other composers.
As a teenager, he attracted the critics’ attention with his unique mastery of the guitar and his remarkable melodic instinct and lyricism. Yaron Hasson is a graduate of the Performance Department (Guitar) at the Royal College of Music in London (1988) with an ARCM qualification. In the same year he won first prize in Israel’s national guitar contest.
Yaron has performed in several festivals including the Israeli-Spanish Cultural Week, to which he was invited along with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and Bat-Dor Dance Company, as a representative of Israeli musical life. He has also performed in festivals in Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, Romania and of course Israel. Yaron has given numerous successful concerts in Europe. Other performances with a variety of musical groups have demonstrated his mastery in various styles.
He has performed as a soloist with major Israeli orchestras including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Rishon LeZion Symphonic Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra. In 2007 he also performed as a soloist with the George Enescu Philharmonic, conducted by Shlomo Mintzs.
In October 2010, Yaron performed his first concerto for guitar and orchestra: "On Thy Walls Jerusalem" with two symphonic orchestras (Marosvasarhely/Tirgu-Mures, Szatmar /Satu-Mare) conducted by maestro Shinya Ozaki.
Yaron has been giving several master classes in Europe and Israel.
His recordings include recitals for the Italian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Belgium, Romanian and the Israeli Broadcasting Service (radio and television) Hasson has recorded six CDs, which were greatly praised by the critics of the British Classical Guitar magazine.
Yaron has been invited several times to judge in international guitar competitions. He has also won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarship for 10 consecutive years.
Yaron Hasson plays a guitar made by the master guitar builder, Dr. Ezra Levy.