July 28th - August 15th 2019

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Faculty

Distinguished Guest Faculty

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    Dmitri Bashkirov

    Russia/Spain

    July 28th - August 15th

    Professor at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Queen Sofia Superior School of Music in Madrid, and International Piano Foundation at Lake Como, Italy. Among today’s foremost pianists and pedagogues. Winner of Marguerite Long competition in Paris, he has performed with Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, l’Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, among many others. Has given master classes the world over: at Salzburg Mozarteum, Gilmore and Verbier festivals, Paris Conservatory, Sibelius Academy, Mannes College. Adjudicated such competitions as the Richter in Moscow, Horowitz in Kiev, Rubinstein in Tel Aviv, Santander, Leeds, Minneapolis.


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    Emanuel Krasovsky

    Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    Professor of Piano at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University; starting the school-year 2018-9, also at Barenboim-Said Academy, Berlin. Born in Lithuania; studied with Mindru Katz, Ilona Kabos, Guido Agosti, Aube Tzerko, and Ania Dorfmann. Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Juilliard School. Soloist with Israel Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Rizzi, Sidney Harth and others, as well as with other Israel’s orchestras. Recitals in USA, Europe, and Israel. Recorded on CD late piano sonatas by Schubert. Collaborated in concert with Isaac Stern, Natalia Gutman, Ileana Cotrubas, Vera Vaidman, among others. Took part in numerous international chamber-music festivals. Taught master-classes at Juilliard, New York International Keyobard Festival, Paris Conservatory, London Royal Academy of Music, Royal College, and Guildhall School, Queen Sofia School in Madrid, Berlin Universität der Künste, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Academy, St. Petersburg Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Oberlin College, Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, Copenhagen Royal Music Academy, Stockholm U. College of Music, Bologna, Vienna, Vilnius, Tbilisi Conservatories, Edward Aldwell Institute (Jerusalem) etc. Jury member at international competitions: Arthur Rubinstein, Leeds, Dublin, Iturbi (Valencia), Honens, Horowitz (Kiev), Maj Lind (Helsinki), Konzerteum (Greece), Tbilisi, Bremen, Takamatsu, Canberra, Pinerolo, Sennigalia, Cincinnati, and others.


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    Victor Derevianko

    Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    Professor Emeritus of Israel Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. Graduate of Gnessin Music Institute, Moscow; studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Maria Yudina, with whom he recorded works by Bartok and Stravinsky for two pianos. Has given recitals throughout Europe and USA. As a member of Vidom Trio, recorded the entire trio, violin-piano, and cello-piano works by Brahms as well as the composer's sonatas for piano. Has taught master classes at Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York, University of Maryland, Gnessin Institute in Moscow, Karlsruhe Hochschule in Germany and others.

    While on a sabbatical from Tel-Aviv Music Academy, served as Pro-Rector of Music Department at the Maimonides State Classical Academy in Moscow.

    His transcription for a chamber group of the Shostakovich Fifteenth Symphony was published by Sikorski and recorded with Gidon Kremer for DGG.


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    Alon Goldstein

    Israel/USA

    August 6th - August 15th

    Internationally celebrated Israeli representative of today's younger pianist generation. Has performed with the Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago Dallas, Saint Louis, Houston, Baltimore and Vancouver Symphonies, Los-Angeles, London  and Israel Philharmonics and Radio France orchestra under Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Vladimir Jurowski, Peter Oundjian, Klaus Peter Flor, and Yoel Levi. Recitals at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Town Hall as well as the 92 street "Y", the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection and Strathmore Hall in Washington, DC, the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, as well as in London (Purcell room), Moscow (Kremlin), Tel Aviv (Museum) and Jerusalem (Symphony Hall). Also performed at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Ravinia, Verbier and Ruhr Festivals. For two years was artist-in-residence at the Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation in Como Italy. Studied with Victor Derevianko and Arie Vardi in Israel and later with Leon Fleisher in the US. Served as Fleisher's assistant at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore - later held the Performance Fellow position at London's Guildhall School. Records for Naxos Concerti by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Trios by Dvorak with his Tempest Trio and later this year a solo CD of Scarlatti sonatas.

    Beginning September 2018, Alon is going to be the "Strandberg Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City".


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    Aquiles Delle Vigne

    Argentina/Belgium

    July 28th - August 5th

    Professor of Piano, Rotterdam Conservatory; professor, Mozarteum in Salzburg; visiting professor, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Regular master classes at Juilliard, Manhattan Schools, and Mannes College in New York, Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, Toho University in Tokyo, München, Karlsruhe and Hamburg Schools, in Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Osaka, Bangkok, Indiana, Baltimore.

    His pupils won over 100 international competition prizes. His voluminous discography is under EMI His Master's Voice, BASF Harmonia Mundi, BMG-RCA Victor, Pavane, and EMS labels. Currently engaged in recording the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. Extensive concert appearances throughout Europe, twenty tours of Japan, eight of Australia, performances in USA and Mexico.

    Has collaborated with such conductors as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Alberto Lysy, Vladimir Kim, Lee Dong-Ho, Ferdinand Terbi, among many others. Adjudicated Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinnati, Warsaw, Turin, Paris, Tbilisi competitions. Studied with Claudio Arrau, Eduardo del Pueyo, and György Cziffra.

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    Alexander Mndoyants

    Russia

    August 6th - August 15th

    Professor at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Central Music School, Moscow. Prizewinner, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1978. Performs extensively in Russia and abroad - as soloist with orchestras, recitalist and in chamber ensembles. His professional mastery, pianistic skills and sense of ensemble have been befittingly appraised by such well-known conductors as V. Gergiev V. Jordaniya, D. Kakhidze, F. Mansurov. Recorded several discs. Taught master classes in France, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Finland, Israel and Portugal. Among his pupils are over 30 laureates of different international and national competitions. He repeatedly was jury member and chairman of various international and national competitions. He cooperates with publishing house "Muzika” as an editor. Born in Erevan; graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where studied with Bella Davidovich; postgraduate work at the Gnessin Institute under Alexander Yokheles. 


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    Wang Xiaohan

    China

    July 28th - August 15th

    Professor, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; one of the country’s leading pianists. A prizewinner in ARD Competition in Munich, the Van Cliburn in Fort Worth, and the Beethoven in Bonn, he appeared with major orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic. Was heard in important international festivals and collaborated with the Jerusalem and Takács quartets. Also active as conductor and composer; his The Inspiration of Painting was selected as the compulsory work for the 2007 Beethoven International Competition in Bonn. Has recorded for Naxos and Bravo Artists (Austria). Served artistic director of the first Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition in Beijing. He is the founder of the Los Angeles International Piano Seminar (USA).


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    Yoni Farhi

    Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    Pianist and conductor Yoni Farhi has served as assistant to the music director of Haifa Symphony Orchestra (2006-2013). Faculty member, the Levinsky College master degree program and Rimon School of Jazz and contemporary music (Condcuting and composition department). Winner of the 2006 Gina Bachauer Award of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation; has performed as piano soloist and conductor with Haifa Symphony, Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Ra'anana Symphonette, Tel-Aviv Soloists' Ensemble, Israel sinfonietta beer-sheva . Appeared in Britain, Germany, Austria, Poland and Belgium. Studied piano with Hadassa Biribis, Emanuel Krasovsky and Pnina Salzman, composition with Sergiu Natra. Yoni studied conducting with Noam Sheriff and between 2011-2013 under the guidance of Daniel Barenboim at Berlin Stattsoper. Master of Music degree from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University. Music Producer to Tel Hai International Piano Master Classes since 2002.


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    Tatiana Zelikman

    Russia

    August 6th - August 15th

    Professor of piano, the Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, and the Special Gnessin School of Music (for more than 40 years); one of the leading piano pedagogues in Russia today. A student of Prof. Theodor Gutman (himself a student of Heinrich Neuhaus), she produced an array of internationally acclaimed piano virtuosos: Alexander Kobrin (winner, the Van Cliburn competition), Konstantin Shamray (winner, the Sydney competition), Konstantin Lifshitz, Katia Skanavi, Mikhail Mordvinov, Ivan Rudin, Elena Rozanova, Daniil Trifonov, and others. In high demand as a master-class teacher in Russia and abroad – Kuhmo (Finland), Colmar (France), Portogruaro and Asolo (Italy) festivals as well as conservatories in Holland, Ireland, USA, Austria, and Japan. Has served on juries of numerous international competitions.


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    Aviram Reichert

    Israel/S. Korea

    July 28th - August 15th

    Professor of Piano, Seoul National University College of Music. Master-classes in Japan, Korea, South Africa, Israel, USA. 
    Prizewinner in numerous international competitions, including Bronze medal at the 10th Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth. Performed with such conductors as Sergiu Commissiona, James Conlon, James De Priest, David Lockington, Leon Botstein, Emmanuel Krivine, Michele Carulli, among others.
    Was heard in recital throughout USA, Europe, Far East, South Africa, and Israel.
    Among festivals he took part in: the Ruhr, Epinal, Ravinia, Gilmore, Fontana, Tokyo. 
    Was heard in chamber music with Anne Akiko Meyers, Yuri Gandelsman, Guy Braunstein, Dylana Jenson, Philippe Quindt, and others.
    Started his piano studies with Hadassah Ben Haim; later worked with Arie Vardi at Tel Aviv University Academy of Music. 


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    Tamás Ungár

    U.S.A/Hungary

    July 28th - August 5th

    Pianist Tamás Ungár has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovative programming. A regular guest artist at numerous music centers in the United States, he also performs and teaches frequently all over the globe. Between the 2006 -2014 seasons he performed over 70 concerts in America, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, England, Taiwan, The People’s Republic of China, Korea and Japan. In addition to his performing commitments, Tamás Ungár has become one of United States’ best-known and most respected teachers of the piano. As Founder – Executive Director of PianoTexas International Festival and member of the TCU Piano Faculty, he attracts students from across America and as far afield as Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Hungary, Japan, Malaya, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand. His students have received prizes in national and international competitions, have performed in prestigious music centers including Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City and have made numerous recordings. During the summers Dr. Ungár has been invited as guest teacher to the Semper International Music Festival in Völs am Schlern, Italy, the Banff Piano Master Classes, Canada, Hamamatsu Master Classes in Japan, the Tel-Hai Master Classes in Israel, International Master Classes in Katowice and the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland. Since 1989 Tamás Ungár has been a regular guest teacher at the most important music centers in China and has taught in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. From 2006 to 2014 he was appointed as Artistic Director of the Beijing International Piano Festival and continues to be Artistic Advisor for the Zhou Guangren Summer Piano Institute. In 2010 Dr. Ungár received the prestigious Presidential Scholar Program’s Teacher Recognition Award and in 2013 the Music Teachers National Association (USA) named him “The Teacher of the Year”. The Senate of Texas has proclaimed Tamás Ungár as a “Distinguished Citizen” in recognition for his lifetime work and achievements in the fine arts.

    Dr. Ungár’s most influential teachers included Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Lajos Hernádi at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and György Sebök at Indiana University, where he was awarded the Doctorate in Music. Prior to his present position he taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Purcell School, England and at the University of California at San Diego. He joined the TCU School of Music in 1978 where he is Professor of Music.
    Tamás Ungár records exclusively for CALA Records.


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    Asaf Zohar

    Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    Chair, piano faculty, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.  Formerly dean, performing arts faculty, and piano department chair, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Graduated from Givatayim Conservatory, Rubin Music Academy at Tel-Aviv University, and Indiana University (Doctor of Musical Arts degree). Studied with Hanna Shalgi, Arie Vardi, Menahem Pressler, Leonard Hokanson, and Michel Block. Prizewinner, Casadesus competition in Cleveland and contests in Vienna, Sydney and Pretoria. Has performed with Israel’s leading orchestras, including Israel Philharmonic, under Zubin Mehta, David Robertson, Urs Schneider, Mendi Rodan, Noam Sheriff, David Shallon, and others. Concertized in Austria, Germany, France, England, Spain, Italy, Russia, Georgia, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Japan. Edited, presented, and performed in concert series, featuring collected sonatas by Beethoven, concertos by Mozart, piano works by Chopin, Brahms, Schumann and other composers.


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    Oxana Yablonskaya

    Russia/USA/Israel

    July 28th - August 5th

    Professor of Piano, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Mme Yablonskaya formerly taught at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and, after emigrating to USA, at the Juilliard School in New York (for more than a quarter of century). In addition, she has been guiding outstanding young artists in festivals and master-classes the world over.  Prize-winner at Vienna Beethoven Competition,  Rio de Janeiro Piano Competition, and the Long-Thibaud competition in Paris; in constant demand as a juror by world’s leading competitions – Leeds, Hamamatsu, Liszt Competition in Netherlands, Prokofiev in St. Petersburg, Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev, and others.  Recipient of Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society in Budapest for the recording of music by Liszt and Schubert-Liszt, her performances are featured on Melodiya, Connoisseur Society, Naxos, Bel Air, Pro Piano labels. Studied at the Moscow Central Music School with Annaida Sumbatian and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Alexander Goldenweiser, Dmitri Bashkirov and Tatiana Nikolaeva.

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    Yaron Rosenthal

    Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    Head, Keyboard Faculty, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Member, with Ro’i Shiloah and Ariel Tushinsky, of the internationally acclaimed Jerusalem Trio. Has been heard with the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony, National Orchestra of RAI, Turin, Calgary Philharmonic, Santiago de Chile Philharmonic, the Camerata Virtuosi of New York, and other orchestras. Has given recitals and participated in chamber-music concerts in Israel, Europe, North and South America, Australia, and South Africa. Among his professional awards: the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship at Tanglewood, Italian Government Award for the Arts, and special fellowship from Banff Center, Canada. Taught master classes at the F. Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Jerusalem Music Center, and Sidney Conservatory. Studied with Benjamin Oren and Pnina Salzman in Israel and with Murray Perahia in London.


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    Norma Fisher

    U.K.

    August 6th - August 15th

    Norma Fisher is recognised internationally as one of Britain’s leading pianists and teachers. She has played with many of the great orchestras of the world under leading conductors and with Europe’s finest chamber-musicians.

    A protégé of the eminent Greek pianist Gina Bachauer and pupil of Ilona Kabos; at the age of 21 she was a top prize winner in the Busoni International Piano Competition and the same year shared the Piano Prize of the Harriet Cohen International Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

    Her reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her top prize-winning students are well known on the international concert circuit. She is a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music, a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music and is invited to give master classes across the globe. She is also much in demand as a Jury member of many major international piano competitions.

    She is the Artistic Director of London Master Classes www.londonmasterclasses.com whose acclaimed courses attract major international talent to work intensively with top performers/teachers in London.

    Norma Fisher is recognised internationally as one of Britain’s leading pianists and teachers. She has played with many of the great orchestras of the world under leading conductors and with Europe’s finest chamber-musicians.

    A protégé of the eminent Greek pianist Gina Bachauer and pupil of Ilona Kabos; at the age of 21 she was a top prize winner in the Busoni International Piano Competition and the same year shared the Piano Prize of the Harriet Cohen International Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

    Her reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her top prize-winning students are well known on the international concert circuit. She is a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music, a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music and is invited to give master classes across the globe. She is also much in demand as a Jury member of many major international piano competitions.

    She is the Artistic Director of London Master Classes www.londonmasterclasses.com whose acclaimed courses attract major international talent to work intensively with top performers/teachers in London.


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    John O'Connor

    U.K.

    July 28th - August 5th

    "A pianist of unbounding sensitivity" (Gramophone) ; "He represents a vanishing tradition that favors inner expression and atmosphere over showmanship and bravura" (Chicago Tribune) ; "Impeccable technique and musicality ... it would be hard to imagine better performances" (Sunday Times - London) ; "This artist has the kind of flawless touch that makes an audience gasp" (Washington Post); "Exquisite playing" (New York Times).

    The Irish pianist John O'Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. Having studied in his native Dublin, in Vienna with Dieter Weber and being tutored by the legendary Wilhelm Kempff his unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 1973 opened the door to a career that has brought him all around the world.

    His recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas led CD Review to say that he "by now should be recognised as the world's premier Beethoven interpreter" and his recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Andreas Delfs have also been greeted with acclaim. In the past year he has released two new CDs on the Steinway label, one of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and the other of five Haydn Sonatas.

    A Steinway Artist, he is Chair of the Piano Division at Shenandoah University in Virginia, Professor of Piano at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, International Visiting Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan.

    For his services to music he has been decorated "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Government, awarded the "Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst" by the Austrian Government, the "Order of the Rising Sun" by the Emperor of Japan, and has received many other awards.

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    Claudio Martinez Mehner

    Germany/Spain

    July 28th - August 5th

    Claudio Martínez Mehner was born in 1970, and began his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid at an early age, with Amparo Fuster, Pedro Lerma and Joaquín Soriano. He continued his studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with Professor Dmitri Bashkirov. He later went on to study with Vitalij Margulis at the University of Music Freiburg, at the “Fondazione per il Pianoforte” in Como (Italy), and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore (USA) with Leon Fleisher. He was also taught for several years by Professor Ferenc Rados.

    Claudio Martínez Mehner was awarded the 1st prize at the German “Jugend musiziert” national competition for young musicians in Nuremberg/Erlangen on two occasions. In 1990 he was a finalist at the “Paloma O’Shea” international piano competition in Santander, and a few years later, he received 1st prizes at several international piano competitions: the “Pilar Bayona” competition in Zaragoza, the “Fondation Chimay” competition in Belgium, and the “Dino Ciani” competition in Milan.

    He has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, in the USA, Canada, Russia, Central America, Japan and Korea, including performances with the Munich Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, the “Filarmonica della Scala”, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic, the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande”, the “Norddeutsche Rundfunk” Symphony Orchestra, the “Philharmonia Hungarica” and most of the major Spanish orchestras.

    Claudio Martínez Mehner is currently Professor for Piano at both the University of Music in Basel and the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln” in Cologne.


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    Andrzej Pikul

    Poland

    August 5th - August 12th

    Professor of Piano, Head of the piano department at the Krakow Music Academy. Among the venues of his performances: the Brahms-Saal and the Beethoven-Saal in Vienna, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Norsk Opera in Oslo, the Izumi Hall in Osaka, the National Theater in Brasilia, Grand Theatre Ningbo, Philharmonic Halls in Sofia and Kosice. Participated in numerous festivals, including the Bydgoszcz Music Festival, Music in Old Krakow, International Days of Krakow Composers, Encuentro de Musica International de La Serena (Chile), Leipziger Chopin Tage, Sofia Music Weeks (Bulgaria), Sollertinski Festival in Vitebsk (Belarus). Has made numerous recordings for Polish Radio and Television, osterreichische Rundfunk und Fernsehen, Radio Suisse Romande, and several CD’s ( Szymanowski, Tansman, Ginastera, Liszt, and Chopin). Has taught master courses in Brazil, Chile, Italy, Israel, Japan, Germany, Portugal and Spain. Graduated from the piano class of Tadeusz mudziski at the Academy of Music in Krakow; continued in the master class of Paul Badura Skoda at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. Also worked with A. Jenner, V. Perlemuter, G. Agosti, and T. Vasary.

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Piano Duo Faculty

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    Tami Kanazawa & Yuval Admony

    Japan-Israel

    July 28th - August 15th

    The Piano Duo of Tami Kanazawa and Yuval Admony has been awarded The First Prize in five international competitions: 2008 Oslo Prize in Grieg Competition, 2005 Menuhin Gold Prize in Osaka International Competition, 2002 Ibla Grand Prize in Italy, 2001 Rome Prize, and the 2000 Tokyo Duo Competition. They taught piano-duo master classes in The Norwegian Academy of Music, Korean National University of Arts, Pacific Rim Festival in Canada, for Japan National Piano Teachers Association, and from October 2011 are teaching Piano Duos at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. The duo appeared in over 20 countries in prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall, Argentina Theatre in Rome, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, Warsaw National Radio, and others. International festivals include The Budapest Spring Festival, Klavierduo Festival in Germany, Odessa Dialogues in Ukraine, Asian Music Festival, Oslo Grieg Festival, Felicja Blumental, Upper Galilee, and Israel Festival here. Broadcasts by BBC in London, CBC in Canada, Tokyo FM, NHK in Japan, BNR in Bulgaria, Budapest National Radio, Radio New Zealand, Israel's "Voice of Music". Performed with Israel's leading orchestras. Their Symphonic Poems by Liszt on Naxos label was acclaimed in Fanfare and International Piano magazines. Duo's other releases, include Rhapsodies for Two Pianos, issued by Romeo Records.

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The Art-Song Workshop

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    Ido Ariel

    Israel

    The Israeli pianist Dr. Ido Ariel is an accompanist, vocal coach, conductor and a lecturer, one of the leading figures in the field of Art-Song in Israel. Since 2013 Ido is the head of the vocal department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Since 2012 he is the director of "Shira-Shir" concert series, dedicated to the classical as well as the Israeli art-song in collaboration with prominent Israeli singers. Ido has accompanied many acclaimed singers in Israel and abroad; he has directed "Singing Words" concert series at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and has artistically advised to related concert-series. A former member of the musical staff at the New Israeli Opera. His activity as lecturer includes master-classes in Europe, the US and Israel. 

    Ido has won many prizes and awards during his studies in Beer-Sheva Conservatory, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Royal College of Music, London, where he won the Director's award for his research and performance of the songs of Arnold Schoenberg.


Chamber Music Workshop

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    Vera Vaidman

    Israel

    Her performance of the complete works of Bach for unaccompanied bowed instruments (the cello suites, on viola) in New York in March 2018 hailed as a "colossal achievement" by New York Concert Review, Vera Vaidman is among Israel's foremost violinists, violists and chamber-music players. Has performed as a soloist with all Israel's orchestras, conducted by Zubin Mehta, Gerard Schwarz, Andre Kostelanetz, Rudolf Barshai, Sidney Harth, Lucas Foss and others. Participated in the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, where she performed and recorded with Rudolf Serkin, Andras Schiff, Philipp Naegele and Felix Galimir among others; the Esbjerg Chamber Music Festival in Denmark; the Gotland Festival in Sweden; Kfar Blum Festival in Israel.

    Served as leader and soloist of the conductorless Ramat Hasharon Camerata Women's String Orchestra as well as the first violinist of the Gertler String Quartet, Tel Aviv. A graduate of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where studied with Boris Belenky and David Oistrakh.

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    Diana Cahanescu

    Italy/Israel

    Principal cellist, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanin di Parma, Italy, with which performed as soloist on numerous occasions. Graduate, "George Enescu” music high school in Bucharest and the Music Academy, Tel Aviv University, where studied with Uzi Wiesel and Emanuel Gruber. Further studies with Radu Aldulescu at the Yehudi Menuhin Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland. Master classes with Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot, and David Geringas. A founding member – with Mihaela Costea and Victor Derevianko – of the Renaissance Trio, she took part in chamber -music concerts in Italy, France, USA, Slovakia, Japan, and Russia.