Dr. Eitan Ornoy, violinist, researcher and one of Israel's most popular music lecturers, was born in Jerusalem. Starting his violin studies from an early age, he was tutored by the country's best violin professors. Hence, prior to his mandatory army service he was granted the status of 'excellent musician' by Israel's Department of Education and the Israel Defense Force authorities. This status enabled him to pursue his academic studies in violin at the Tel Aviv Rubin Academy of Music while serving in the military as both soloist and concertmaster of Israel's Defense Force Orchestra.

At age 22 he was granted full scholarship at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, where he studied for the Master of Music degree under the guidance of renowned violinist Sergiu Luca. Upon his return to Israel he commenced his doctoral dissertation in musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving his PhD at 2002. At 2003 he has won the prestigious Edison Fellowship of the British National Sound Archive, placing him as one of Israel's most important young researchers in the field of recording analyses.

Aside from his activities as a violinist and researcher, Dr. Ornoy has become known in recent years as one of this country's most popular music lecturers. His courses and lectures, given within a wide circle of private gatherings, at firms and organizations, are characterized by his unique ability to combine humor, acting, charisma and extensive knowledge accompanied by music and film excerpts. With each lecture the somewhat elusive world of 'classical' music is revealed, driving the audience at the end of a magical, witty, entertaining and so very exciting journey to the closest CD shop...

Dr. Ornoy's activities as a lecturer for a wide variety of audiences include the pre- concert series of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-Le-Zion and the Israel Camerata, 'music appreciation' courses at the Israel Open University's 'Ascolot' series, music courses at the Avshalom Institute, at 'Hashachar' College and at various educational institutions nation wide.

In addition, Dr. Ornoy currently holds position as lecturer of musical studies at the music department
of Zefat Academic College.