Avant-garde performer and champion of new music, Yael Manor regularly collaborates with composers both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
A frequent performer of national and world premieres, Yael has been praised for her “breathtaking and powerful performances.”
As the founder and director of 20>>21 Music, Yael collaborates with today’s emerging composers to curate programs ensuring new music becomes accessible to all audiences. Repertoire for each concert is carefully selected and presents the composers’ music alongside related works. Each piece reflects the composer’s influences and draws connections between music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Yael embraces a relaxed concert atmosphere, inviting audience members to learn and interact.
“A rare accompanist in her sensitivity, as well as a wonderful soloist.”
Yael has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the United States including: the Kimmel Center, the Miller Theatre, the Dekelboum Concert Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall, and has also been featured in a WQXR broadcast of the McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase. She holds a Master’s degree from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She currently lives and teaches in New York City.
Yael’s debut CD, Elixir, is the first album produced by the American Composers Alliance (ACA). In Collaborating with ACA, Yael meticulously selected pieces that would represent a wide variety of styles and composers from different generations. Elixir is a true collaboration between a performer, group of composers, a recording studio, and a supporting organization. The album brings a myriad of colors and emotions to a collection of solo works from the 20th and 21st centuries.