Tomer Lev enjoys an intensive career of unusual diversity as concert pianist, lecturer and pedagogue. At the age of 37, he was appointed as head of the Israel Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. Soon thereafter, Prof. Lev was among the founders of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music – a joint institute of Tel-Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – and was appointed as its first director (2004-2009).
Tomer Lev widely toured Western & Eastern Europe, the US, South America and the Far-East, performing as recitalist, soloist with orchestras, pianist-lecturer, pianist-composer, as well as chamber musician. He was heard in four continents in such central venues as the “Lincoln Center” in New York, the “Philharmonie” Hall in Berlin, the Municipal Theatre of Shanghai, the “MusikHalle” in Hamburg, the “Rudolphinum” in Prague, “Teatro Colon” in Buenos Aires, “Glenn Gould Hall” in Toronto and the “Mann Auditorium” in Tel Aviv, among many others. He also performed in major international festivals such as Tanglewood, Norfolk, Madrid’s San-Isidro, Sofia Music Weeks, Varna Summer, Taipei "Kuandu", the Israel Festival, among others. Tomer Lev has also recorded for leading TV & radio stations in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Eastern Europe & Israel.
Tomer Lev collaborated with all major Israeli orchestras. His critically acclaimed debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta led to further collaborations with the IPO (including projects with Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Jerzy Semkov, Yoel Levi and others), as well as to performances with the Jerusalem Symphony - Israeli Radio Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Camerata, the Israeli Sinfonietta, and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra among others. Tomer Lev was a member of the "Israel Piano Trio", one of Israel's leading chamber ensembles of international acclaim, and toured Europe & South America with this distinguished ensemble.
Prof. Lev is a graduate of the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University (B.Mus & M.Mus, Summa Cum Laude). He later completed his doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Among his teachers: Arie Vardi, Gilbert Kalish, Victor Derevianko, and his mother, pianist Naomi Lev.