About the speaker:
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story and was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama. Ron has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri, and neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg. He was awarded with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at schools including Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. Yuval’s first book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won the Gold Medal for Best Book in the Spirituality Category at the Indie Book Awards 2015.