Awards and Grants


2012 – Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal
From the City of Lincoln, NE award in appreciation of Yuval Ron Ensemble’s work for peace and justice worldwide.

2009 – Park City Film Music Festival
Best Impact of Music in Experimental, Performance Art and Art Films:
Seeker of Truth – Documentary film by Mischa hedges about the Yuval Ron Ensemble at the World Festival of Sacred Music in LA 08

2008 – Breaking the Maya Code
Festival Grand Prize
International Archaeological Film Festival
Bidasoa, Spain

2008 – Breaking the Maya Code
Audience Award for Best Documentary
Red Rock Film Festival, Springdale, Utah

2007 – “Human Relations Award for Entertainment Leadership and Tikkun Olam: Repairing our World”
Valley Interfaith Council, Los Angeles, CA.

2007 – Moondance Film Festival
Best Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Road To Victory – This award is to encourage and inspire contemplative, meditative, spiritual and inspirational films and scripts. The award is presented to the person who seeks to elucidate and improve the spiritual quality of all life on the planet, and contributes to the betterment of the world spirit.

2007 – West Bank Story (score and songs)
Academy award for Best Live Action Short

2006 – PeaceMaker Award
The Rotary Club of Newbury Park, CA

2004 – Los Angeles Treasures Award

2000 – Chicago International Festival- Gold Medal

2000 – Telluride Festival Award

1991 – CINE Golden Eagle

1991 – TELLY

1991 – INTECOM

1991 – CINDY

1991 – Gvanim Festival Special Award

1990 – Keyboard Magazine’s Soundpage Contest Finalist

1989 – AMI – New England Special Award for Creativity

Yuval Ron is an affiliated artist of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity.


2006 – ACTA Grant award to document traditional women and sacred songs of Adan, Yemen with Margalit Oved-Marshal.

2005 – Mid Atlantic Grant for travel support for the appearance of The Yuval Ron Ensemble in the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland.

2005 – West Hollywood 20th Anniversary Challenge Grant to compose ‘The Legend of the Baal Shem’ for ethnic ensemble and story teller.

2003 – American Composers Forum ‘Subito’ Grant to compose ‘Bedouin Love Song’ for violin and piano.

2001 – American Composers Forum ‘Subito’ Grant for a musical work incorporating elements from the three sacred musical traditions of the Middle East.

2001 – The California Council for Humanities Grant for a lecture/demonstration of the Mystical Music of the Middle East at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood, CA.

1998 – National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation and National Dance Project Grants for ‘In Between the Heartbeat’, a collaboration with Butoh master Oguri and Buddhist priest/visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka.

1992 – National Endowment for the Arts Grant for a dance and music work based on Vietnamese mythology and the development of curriculum to strength an identity among immigrant children.