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Dan Moshayev is Principal Timpanist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2004 when he was eighteen years old. Dan began studying percussion with his father, Joseph Moshayev, but after Dan and his family immigrated to Israel, he began studying percussion with Alon Bor, former Principal Percussionist of the IPO.
After graduating from the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Dan served in the Outstanding Musician Program of the Israeli Defense Forces. From 2003 to 2010, he was Principal Timpanist of Maestro Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and performed with the Toscanini Symphony Orchestra of Italy under Lorin Maazel’s baton in 2008.
Dan was a scholarship recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation between 1999 and 2004.
In addition to his position with the IPO, Dan performs locally and internationally with various chamber music groups. He is a member of the Israeli Multipiano-Multipercussion ensemble and performs with his brother, Mark Moshayev. In 2004, their percussion duo won First Prize at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Competition. They have also appeared together with the Israel Philharmonic.
Dan teaches percussion and timpani at Tremolo –Israeli Percussion Center. He gives master classes and is a judge at auditions for Tel Aviv University and for the American-Israel Cultural Foundation. Dan has played under the baton of renowned conductors, such as Maestros Mehta, Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Valery Gergiev, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Helmuth Rilling, and Yuri Temirkanov.
Dan and his wife Eden are proud parents of three sons: Benjamin, Naftali, and Shmuel.
Since 2009, Dan has worked to deepen his knowledge and understanding of Judaism. Dan is also an amateur vintner and produces fine wines in his home.