At 16 years old, Yoav Hayut has been studying violin for ten years and music composition for three. He currently attends the Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as studying under Stephen Shipps at the University of Michigan’s String Preparatory Academy. A sophomore, he has been a member of Pioneer’s Symphony Orchestra for two years, and has served as concertmaster in a friendship concert at Hill Auditorium with Toyota Junior Orchestra from Japan and at Pioneer’s annual Orchestra Camp at Interlochen Arts Academy. This summer, he will be attending the MPulse Center Stage Strings program. As a composer, his main source of inspiration for subject matter comes from World history, such as Greek mythology, Renaissance paintings, and the forming of nations. Recent Works include Duo for Violin and Cello, Dance of the Dead for String Orchestra, and Break and Dissolve for String Quartet. His works have been performed in New Jersey and Michigan. He began studies with Shoko Suzuki and currently studies with Stephanie Ann Boyd.