Yotam Levy

Yotam Levy

Born in Israel, Yotam began playing the cello under the tutelage of Susan Berman. Following family's arrival in NZ in 2003, Yotam continued cello studies with Martin Griffiths for 6 years. Studies subsequently continued with James Tennant in concurrence with commencing tertiary study at the University of Waikato in 2010, with the generous support of a Sir Edmund Hillary scholarship. An enthusiastic orchestral player, Yotam has been an NZSO National Youth Orchestra member ever since 2011, having participated in associate and section principal roles since 2012, in collaborations such as those with Maestri Rossen Milanov, James Judd, Tecwyn Evans, Wyn Davies, Kenneth Young; the NZ Youth Choir and Plácido Domingo. A passionate chamber musician, Yotam maintains a busy involvement that hasn't wavered since 2009's regional and national successes of Psyrtos piano trio; including the busy University programme that spawned Larchmont trio, twice selected to participate among a handful of groups from across NZ in the Pettman/Royal Overseas League scholarship; and a very enjoyable 2012 Adam Summer School, with the NZ String Quartet & Diedre Irons.