Having received his first piano lessons at the age of six, Israeli native Yaniv Taubenhouse graduated from the Thelma-Yellin high school of the arts in Tel Aviv. Upon graduation, he went on to study with gifted Israeli instructors such as Dr. Assaf Zohar, Ms. Hanna Shalgi, and Prof. Benjamin Oren. Master classes and lessons in the U.S. and Europe included work with jazz and classical pianists such as Richard Goode, Brad Mehldau, Robert McDonald, and Sonia Rubinsky.
In December 2009. Yaniv came to New York to study with pianist Pavlina Dokovska and in the fall of 2010, he moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to study with pianist Jura Margulis in the piano performance program at the University of Arkansas. Yaniv’s work with Jura Margulis included lessons at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg Austria.
Yaniv has performed extensively at different venues and Festivals around the world such as, the Salle Cortot hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Tel Aviv Museum, Bern Jazz Festival, Kfar Blum International Chamber Music Festival, Borja Jazz Festival, The Walton Art Center, The DiMenna Center For Classical Music, and live performance broadcasts on NPR affiliate, KUAF, 91.3 FM, to name a few.
Yaniv has played and performed with musicians such as Ronald McClure, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, David Schnitter, Roswell Rudd, Orlando Le Fleming, Murray Wall, David Glasser, Ferenc Nemeth, Will Vinson, Rory Stuart, and Adriano Santos among many others.