Yon Chekhanovich

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Yon Chekhanovich grew up between Jerusalem and Montréal. From a young age, he trained as a classical pianist, graduating from his high-school studies at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem. In 2016, Yon traveled the world for a year — an experience that inspired him to devote his life to music composition. Yon has written for a wide variety of ensembles, with recent projects focusing on the inclusion of instruments of non-western origin and electronic music. Yon participated in various musical opportunities in England, The Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, India and Canada and has received awards and recognition from organizations like Le Vivier and the Festival of English Music. Yon currently resides in Montréal, where he pursues a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and Anthropology at McGill University. His latest projects involve mitigating injustices in the community by offering music sessions at a homeless shelter and organizing charity events for various relief causes.

Date: May 1, 2021

Source: JTTP 2022