Pianist Yael Karet is among the select few to be invited to Berlin by Maestro Daniel Barenboim for private study, having previously earned her Bachelor’s degree as a student of Prof. Tomer Lev at the Buchman-Mehta school of music in Tel Aviv. Subsquently, Yael appeared under the baton of Maestro Barenboim in two European tours of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, during which she has also performed contemporary chamber music and Lied at the Salzburg Festival. Over the years she spent in Berlin, Yael worked at the Berlin Staatsoper and at the opera and theatre department of the UDK (Universitaat Der Kunst).
An enthusiastic Lied pianist, Yael has performed with Thomas Hampson at the Salzburg festival, with Rinat Shaham in Berlin, and in November 2010 played with Ms. Waltraud Meier at the Louvre Museum in Paris as a part of a special installation directed by Patrice Cheraux. As a passionate Chamber Musician, Yael has participated in many chamber music festivals, including the Itzhak Perlman program in NY, the Jerusalem chamber music festival, the Aspen music festival, the ''Heidelberger Fruhling'' festival, and the Ravinia music festival, during which she has worked intensively with musicians such as Joseph Kalichstein, Menahem Pressler, Claude Franck and others. Yael is also a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project, works as a pianist at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv as well as at the Jerusalem Music Centre, where she is the professional advisor to the IDF outstanding musician program.
Yael has performed extensively in Israel’s most important venues and has been featured on several radio broadcasts. She has appeared as soloist with the Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble, the Israel Camerata, the Ra’anana Simphonet, the Buchmann-Mehta school orchestra and the Telma Yelin orchestra under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Avner Biron, Omer Welber, and others.