Tom Oren is an Israeli pianist, composer and arranger. He has been a member of the Eli Degibri Quartet since November 2016.
Tom was born on November 4th, 1994, in Tel Aviv, Israel. He graduated from Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Givatayim and was awarded with the school prize for his achievements in the Jazz Department and contribution to the school and fellow students (2013).
Tom also graduated from classical department of the Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, with honors (2013).
In 2015, he finished two years of studying at the Rimon school of Jazz and Contemporary music. He received an excellence scholarship to the Rimon Jazz Institute, a program for outstanding Jazz performers.
Tom has served as an outstanding musician, pianist and arranger of the Air Force Band, for 3 years. Along with his military service, and till this day, he has performed with the groups of leading Israeli Jazz artists, in Israel and around the world.
Tom was awarded with the America-Israel Cultural FoundationExcellence Scholarships in the years 2012-2017, in the Field of Jazz Music (Piano). He was also awarded with other honorable prizes:
In 2010, he won the first prize in the annual scholarship competition of the Israeli Conservatory of Music, in the classical music department.
On March 2012 he was awarded with a Berklee College of Music full tuition scholarship (full time: 4 years).
On February 2014, Tom won the first prize in the annual “Jazz Musician Contest” at “Rimon School of Music”. He was awarded with the privilege to represent Rimon, as well as the state of Israel, in the 24th annual International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) Meeting. The Association was established in 1989 by jazz legend, saxophonist Dave Liebman, who serves as its artistic director.