Deconstructing Trifonas

What is the secret of the Cypriot-born sexagenarian's success?

It was 2008. Eyal Golan went onstage at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv for the first time in his life, and questions were floated that seem bizarre today: Could it work? Did Mizrahi ‏ - Mediterranean-style‏ - music have a place in the refined home of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra? Would Golan be able to bridge the huge gap between the two musical cultures?