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Yuval Yaron, one of today's great violinists, joined the music faculty at UCSB in 2001 after over two decades at the Indiana University School of Music. From his first prize-winning performances at the 1975 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, he has thrilled audiences on three continents in recital, in recording and as soloist with major orchestras. Yaron has performed as guest soloist with distinguished symphony and radio orchestras such as Tokyo, Israel, Munich, Berlin, Mexico City, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Helsinki, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, St. Louis, Montreal and Indianapolis. He has collaborated with conductors Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Klaus Tennstedt and James De Priest, among others. His recording on Accord of the Six Sonatas and Partitas of Bach on two CD's received international praise. The Six Solo Sonatas of Eugene Ysaye, followed by the "10 Jewish Melodies" were also recorded on the same label. Reviews of his recent CD of Baroque Sonatas, including Tartini's famous Devil's Trill, remark that "Yaron's superlative command of every aspect of violin technique is obvious in his virtuosic approach to the works on the disc. Unabashed in his adherence to the grand school of violin playing advanced by his pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, Yaron's renditions are as sonorous as they are virtuosic." (The Strad, London, May 1999). Yuval Yaron has been heard in recital in his native Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Basel, Hannover, Helsinki, and Reykjavik to great critical acclaim. In addition to the standard recital repertoire, he has performed extraordinary one-evening solo concerts of the complete solo Sonatas and Partitas of Bach.