Yaron Spiwak Biography   

Yaron was born and raised near Tel Aviv, Israel. His musical interest was evident early, and by age 7 he was playing and studying many different instruments including the oboe, piano, drums and saxophone. His classical training in piano and voice provided an excellent foundation for his Jazz and Pop playing.

During his studies as a music major at Katzenelson High School, Yaron played alto saxophone with some of Israel’s major “Big Bands”, including the Holon Big Band and the Tel Aviv Conservatory Big Band.

Singing professionally was the result of a happy accident when Yaron was hired as a singing waiter during his military service at "Night Line" Theater Resturant. The experience strengthened his love of music and performing – and gave him the "stage bug".

Towards the end of his military service, Yaron underwent a life-changing event being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma. While battling cancer, he began writing and composing his own music as it was a healing process for him. Once in remission Yaron enrolled at “Rimon School of Music for Jazz and Pop.” In 2005, he won the prestigious “Shirimon Contest” which provided scholarships to continue his music studies. In 2006 during their "world scholarship tour"  Yaron got an additional scholarship to attend Berklee school of music in Boston.


Yaron had the opportunity in Israel to perform his original material while touring and collaborating with such major artists as Dani Litani, David D’or, Yoni Bloch, Rinat Bar, Knesiyat Hasechel, Rita, Dudu Fisher, and The Iris and Ofer Portugally Gospel Choir, amongst many others.

In 2007, Yaron emigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles, California. Taking a break from music, he worked as the Project Manager for Larger Than Life L.A. Family, a non-profit organization benefiting children with cancer. 

From 2010 through 2014, Yaron completed his undergraduate studies and was awarded a full scholarship to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Graduating with honors in June 2014, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. His studies at UCLA also included instruction from leading musicians including Professor AJ Raci (Near Eastern Music), Professor Donald Neuen (Choral Choir) and Professor James Roberson (a leading producer and conductor of Gospel music).

Although based in Los Angeles, Yaron performs all over the U.S. as an accompanist and piano man. In Los Angeles, you can see and hear him at Revolver in West Hollywood, and at Season 52 in Santa Monica. The summer months finds him in Provincetown, Massachusetts playing and singing at Tin Pan Alley, and the Crown and Anchor.

Currently, Yaron is working on his debut album, and on a new “Dueling Pianos” production with his friend and talented pianist Doug Repetti. Dueling Pianos will premiere in Provincetown summer 2015.