Ron Merhavi

 Ron Merhavi was born in Givatayim, near Tel-Aviv, 1975.

 In 1993 he graduated from the Israeli Arts and Science Academy in Jerusalem, where he studied double bass with Michael Klinghoffer, with whom he continued his studies at the Israeli Music Academy, Tel-Aviv University, combined with musicology and education. Ron is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship.

 In 2001 Ron completed his M.A. with a thesis dealing with Sofia Gubaidulina's Sonata for double bass and piano. At the Music in the Valley summer institute for strings in Kibbutz Mizra, he got acquainted with Diana Gannett, his Professor at the University of Michigan School of Music, 2002-2004. While at Michigan, Ron served as Diana Gannett's Graduate Student Instructor, participated in numerous concerts in the Ann Arbor vicinity and performed three Dissertation Recitals, sharing the thread The Lyric Bass.

 Currently Ron is program director at the Jerusalem Music Centre, music editor at The Voice of Music classical radio station of the Israel Broadcast Authority, producer and player. In 2009 he launched his CD One on One, a variety of music for double bass solo, and in 2010 Make it Double with pianist Ariel Halevy and guest composers/ pianists.