Born in Israel in a little town near Tel Aviv, Dor began his exploration in the world of sound at the age of 3 while shredding his toy guitar to TV clips of Prince and Dire Straits. After starting formal piano lessons at the age of 6, Dor quickly developed a talent and passion for live performance and performed with top groups around Israel until the age of 18. Following his highly decorated and honorable completion of service from the Israel Navy, Dor attended the prestigious Israeli Conservatory for piano performance. He moved to New York in 2013 and earned a degree in piano performance at the New School for Jazz in New York City.
From performing solo and as part of ensembles to composing for theater and modern dance (The Martha Graham Center, RIOULT Dance), Dor has established himself as a performer with a wide musical scope and sense of adventure. Dor has appeared at Cornelia St. Cafe, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room and Brooklyn Bowl and has toured with various Jazz groups including the Anbessa Orchestra, singer Yurie at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland and played alongside saxophonist Eli Vanunu at the Toronto Jewish Music Festival. Dor has additionally performed in the top Israeli Jazz venues including Levontine 7, Shablul and The Zone and has performed with the Israeli Big Band at The Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Red Sea Jazz festivals, as well as Tel Aviv’s Einav Center for Culture. Dor’s trio was recently featured at the Rising Stars program as part of New York’s Hudson series and he continues to actively perform to promote his upcoming debut album “Learning To Dance”.
As a teaching artist, Dor loves helping young budding artists discover the joy of playing. Well versed in jazz, classical and other popular musical styles, Dor tailors his lessons to the unique strengths of each student while emphasizing the importance of curiosity, musical exploration and improvisation. He knows that learning music can be challenging, but believes that a good teacher can help any student grow by showing them how to have fun with it.