Born in Israel in 1982, Mor Biron has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2007. He played the cello before he began studying bassoon with Gad Lederman and Maurizio Paez. Biron holds a bachelor's degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler" in Berlin under Prof. Klaus Thunemann and Prof. Volker Tessmann. During the same time he was a scholarship holder at the Karajan-Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He received a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and won numerous prizes, among them 1st Prize at the "Aviv" Competition in Tel Aviv. He is a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, with whom he often performs as a soloist. He held the Principal Bassoon position at the Orquesta del Palau Reina Sofía in Valencia before joining the Berliner Philharmoniker. Biron is a very active chamber musician, performing as a member of both the Ensemble Berlin Prag and the Philharmonisches Oktett. Following his passion for early music, he also performs with various historical-instrument ensembles. Since 2016 Biron serves as the Lecturer in Bassoon at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. He first appeared at PMF in 2009. This year he is scheduled to take part in the online education program and a digital concert.