Mor Biron

Born in Rehovot, Israel

Member since 2007-09-01


First Prizes at the Mozart-Competition of the Jerusalem Academy (2002) and the AVIV Competition Tel Aviv

“As a teenager, I always used to watch the great videos with Karajan. At the time, I wanted nothing more than the chance to play just once for three minutes with the Berliner Philharmoniker. And now I have been given the opportunity...! This orchestra plays music exactly as I imagined, which makes the work here so special for me. And then there are my colleagues! Such a mixture of different personalities who all come together as one in music.”

Mor Biron played the cello and bass recorder before deciding to concentrate on the bassoon. He began his studies under Gad Lederman und Maurizio Paez at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem and from 2004 under Klaus Thunemann and Volker Tessman at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. From 2004 to 2006 he was a student of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2007.

Mor Biron, whose musical training was supported by scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Barenboim-Said Foundation, had already gained practical experience in various orchestras. For example, he played in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester led by Claudio Abbado, the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (now the Konzerthausorchester Berlin) and was principal bassoonist of the Orquesta del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia under Lorin Maazel in the 2006/2007 season.

Since 2000, he has been a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim, an orchestra with which he has also performed as a soloist on numerous occasions since 2005. Mor Biron, a winner of numerous competitions, also devotes himself intensively to chamber music. He is a member of the Ensemble Berlin and the Philharmonic Octet of the Berliner Philharmoniker.