Uri A. Dror (1972) studied recorder with Gershon Prenski in his hometown Rehovot (Israel) for many years, during which he took part in master-classes and workshops, both in Jerusalem and in Portugal, having had lessons with Marion Verbruggen, Kees Boeke, Heiko ter Schegget, Michael Schneider, Peter Holtslag, and Sébastien Marq.
Uri completed a B.Sc. in geology and worked in the Information Technology field for 3 years, before deciding to follow his lifelong passion for music. During the years 2001 – 2005 he completed his B.Mus. in performance at the Department for Early Music of the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands, under the guidance of Peter van Heyghen and Daniel Brüggen. In 2007 he completed his M.Mus. at the same institute; his teachers were Daniel Brüggen and Sébastien Marq.
In 2005, Uri, together with his colleagues, formed “La Novella”, an ensemble specializing in Italian music from the late Renaissance – early Baroque. With this group Uri has performed in The Netherlands and in Slovenia. In Israel Uri is a founding member of trio "Il Pastor Fido", and of the "Jerusalem Renaissance Wind Band", and has played with many important Israeli artists in the field of Early Music.
Uri is an enthusiastic recorder teacher for all levels.