Yoel Abadi is a management member and a horn player in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he has performed under the batons of renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, and many others. As a soloist in Kaprisma Ensemble, he regularly performs in concerts in Israel and abroad, and has recorded 5 albums which include some pieces written for him. Yoel is a founding member of The New Israeli Ensemble and has performed in chamber concerts with Sharon Kam and Itamar Golan. As a natural horn player, Yoel performed with Anthony Fey, Marc Vallon, Zvi Meniker, and other prominent artists in the early music field.
Amongst the festivals he participated in, are the Rolandseck Festival (Germany) , Classical Winter Festival (Israel), Spring Festival of St. Petersburg, and the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, where he performed alongside Daniel Barenboim. Yoel Abadi studied with James Cox, and received a scholarship to study at Rice University with William VerMeulen. He has also studied natural horn at the early music institute at Indiana University. For over 10 consecutive years, Yoel was a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Yoel Abadi teaches at the Academies of Music in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Universities, and serves as the representative of the International Horn Society in Israel.