Yigal Kaminka - Oboe

 

Yigal holds a double M.A degree and a third degree in Oboe and Recorder from the Karlsruhe University, Germany. He performed both as a soloist and as principal oboist in various orchestras, including the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

He is a founding member of the international “Berlin Counterpoint” sextet, with whom he has performed at numerous music festivals around Europe and South-America. Yigal has won numerous scholarships (AICF, DAAD, Starck and others) and competitions, including the 2009 “Aviv Competition”, where he won the first prize in all 3 possible categories.

In 2010 Yigal founded JoyTunes, a startup company developing new technological solutions to music education. The company has grown to have over 3 million users in over 110 countries and has been awarded a prestigious U.N. award.