Yaron Deutsch, born in Israel, founded and led his first group – Ofek III – at age eighteen. With this fusion trio he played his own compositions. In 1999, he did his studies at the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem under the instruction of guitarists Steve Paskof and Yossi Levi. Since 2006, he is a founding member and artistic curator of the Tel Aviv based Ensemble for Contemporary Music – Ensemble Nikel. With the ensemble and as a soloist he has been frequently collaborating with both established and young composers, giving world premiere performances to pieces by Michael Beil, Pierluigi Billone, Raphaël Cendo, Chaya Czernowin, Clemens Gadenstätter, Bernard Gander, Philippe Hurel and Michael Wertmüller to name a few. He is often works with Ensemble Klangforum Wien as a guest performer.