Tom Oren

Tom Oren (24) is the winner of the 2018 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition. Oren was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and began his music training at age six. An honors graduate of the Israeli Conservatory of Music Classical Department, as well as the Thelma Yelling High School of the Arts Jazz Department; he studied at the renowned Rimon Jazz Institute and attended the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. Oren’s achievements include winning first prize in Rimon’s annual Jazz Musician Contest and numerous America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships. As a pianist, an arranger and a composer, he has performed and recorded with a host of leading Israeli jazz musicians, most recently as a core member of the Eli Degibri Quartet. Oren has appeared on world-class stages including the JazzAhead! Festival in Bremen, the Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes, and the 2018 International Jazz Day celebration in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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