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Faculty

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    Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Australia

    August 11th - August 18th

    ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK

    Artist in Residence at Chautauqua Institution (USA), where he leads the piano program; First-prize winner in Horowitz memorial competition (Kyiv, 1999), Hamamatsu (2000), and Arthur Rubinstein competition (2005); performed as soloist with New York, Los Angeles, Czech, Warsaw, Moscow, Stuttgart, Seoul, Rotterdam, Israel Philharmonics, Chicago, NHK, Cincinnati, City of Birmingham Orchestras with, among others, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, Neeme Jarvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Louis Langree, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Spivakov. As a recitalist was heard at the Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, London Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Master Pianists Series, Suntory Hall, Tokyo Opera City hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cologne Philharmonie, Tokyo City Concert Hall, San Francisco, Sydney Recital Hall and Melbourne Recital Centre. Performs regularly with his recital partner Janine Jansens throughout Europe. Recorded the complete Prokofiev Concertos with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony as well as recital discs of works by Rachmaninov, Schumann, Scriabin, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Brahms and Liszt.

    Born in Ukraine, he moved to Australia at age 13.


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    Asaf Zohar

    Israel

    August 10th - August 18th

    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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    Aviram Reichert

    Israel/S. Korea

    July 31st - August 18th

    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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    Davide Cabassi

    Italy

    July 31st - August 9th

    Professor of piano, Piacenza Conservatory;  artist in residence, Col-Legno festival in Lucca and Tiroler Festspiele; artistic director, Primavera di Baggio ferstival in Milan; member of the artistic commitee, Busoni competition.  A prizewinner at Van Cliburn competition in Forth Worth, he performed with RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan, the Munich Philharmonic, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Magdeburg Philhamoniker, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic, OSI Lugano, under conductors Gustav Kuhn, James Conlon, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, David Coleman, Vladimir Delman, Daniele Gatti, and others.  Recitals in USA, Europe and Far East.  Recorded Mozart piano sonatas for the Decca label and is about to record sonatas by Beethoven; in 2012 recorded a monographic CD with Janacek piano music.  A graduate of the Milan Giuseppe Verdi Consrvatory, he attended for several years International Piano Foundation in Cadenabbia, taking masterclasses with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Rosalyn Tureck, and William Grant Nabore.


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    Emanuel Krasovsky

    Israel

    July 31st - August 18th

    Professor of Piano, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University;  Barenboim-Said Academy, Berlin (2018-2020). 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. 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, among many others. 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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    Golda Vainberg-Tatz

    USA\Israel

    August 10th - August 18th

    New York-based Israeli pianist; faculty member, Manhattan School of Music; associate faculty, the Juilliard School; also teaches in the framework of Young Artists Program at Kaufman Center, New York City, Puerto Piano International Festival, Adamant Summer Music School in Vermont, and Morningside Music Bridge summer program.  Performed with Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati, and Ann Arbor Symphonies. She was a guest artist in Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Vilnius Festival in Lithuania, St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia, Puigcerda Music festival in Spain, International Academy in Italy, Shanghai Conservatory International Festival, and the Shanghai Himalayas International Piano Festival. A Steinway artist.  Her recordings include "The Portrait" (a solo recital, on FPI label), Mozart piano concertos with Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Consonance, USA).   Her CD with piano music by Robert Schumann (3D, France) received critical acclaim from American Record Guide magazine.  Moisei Vainberg's piano Quintet with Vilnius String Quartet was released on Delos.  Among her teachers -- Bella Davidovich, Nina Svetlanova, Rosalyn Tureck, Mindru Katz, Emanuel Krasovsky. She is founding director of Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists in New York, assigned that task by Rosalyn Tureck in 2003.


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    Jeffrey Swann

    USA

    July 31st - August 9th

    Professor of Piano at New York University and Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Northern Arizona University, he is the winner of the first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition, sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, a bronze medal at the Van Cliburn, and top honors at the Warsaw Chopin, Vianna da Motta and Montreal competitions, as well as the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and varied repertoire includes more than 60 concertos and solo works ranging from Bach to Boulez. Has been heard as soloist with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Seattle, Indiana, Dallas, Saint Louis, Phoenix, Houston, Baltimore and Minneapolis; in Europe, with the orchestras of Rotterdam, The Hague, Belgian National and Radio, Santa Cecilia, La Scala, Maggio Fiorentino (Florence), RAI Turin and Rome, Südwest Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Prague Philharmonic, Radio France de Montpellier, and the London Philharmonia, among others.

    Has made recordings for Deutsche- Gramophon, RCA-Italy, Replica, Fonit-Cetra, Music & Arts, Ars Polona and Agorá. His CD, “The Virtuoso Liszt” (Music & Arts) won the Liszt Society’s Grand Prix, and his first volume of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Agorá) was chosen one of the Best of the Year by Fanfare magazine.

    In addition, Jeffrey Swann is an internationally renowned Wagner scholar. He lectures throughout the United States, illustrating from the piano, and is a frequent guest of the Bayreuth Festival. Has written extensively on Wagner, most recently an article on Wagner and Proust, published by Oxford University Press.

    Studied with Alexander Uninsky at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and with Beveridge Webster and Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, where received his B.M., M.M. and D.M.A. degrees.


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    Massimiliano Ferrati

    Italy

    July 31st - August 9th

    Professor of Piano at the Conservatory "Agostino Steffani" in Castelfranco Veneto and Intenational Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York. Master classes at the  Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev, Accademia Clivis in Rome, Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Cittadella International Music Festival & Masterclass, Villa Chiericati Showa Foundation University of Tokyo, Tbilisi Piano Fest, Wuyishan International Piano Festival (China).

    Appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Gli Archi della Scala di Milano, Moscow Symphony, Roma Sinfonietta, among other orchestras. Was heard in recital on prestigious stages in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Recorded and was broadcast by TVP (Telewizja Polska S. A.), CBC Radio & Television, Canada, RTÉ (Radio Telefís Éireann), Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Radio Allegro, Johannesburg, Israel Radio Voice of Music, BBC Radio, RAI, Radio, Ljubljana, Radio Classica, Radio Vaticana, Radio Nacional Clasica, Argentina. Recorded for RS, Velut Luna (Mozart Piano Sonatas) and Brilliant Classics (Respighi Violin Sonatas and Martucci Complete Music for Cello and Piano). In 2020-21 two more CDs with Prokofiev Piano Music and Violin & Piano Sonatas will be released by Brilliant Classics. Among the piano competitions he earned prizes from – Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv, Dublin, Honens, Busoni, Alessandro Casagrande, Rina Sala Gallo, UNISA in Pretoria.

    Studied with Mila Zamparo, Kostantin Bogino, Paul Badura-Skoda (at Accademia Chigiana in Siena) and Sergio Perticaroli (Mozarteum in Salzburg and "Santa Cecilia" Academy in Rome, where received the first-class honors diploma). Masterclasses with Fausto Zadra, Bruno Rigutto, Vladimir Ogarkov, Svetlana Bogino, Dina Joffe.


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    Norma Fisher

    UK

    August 10th - August 18th

    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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    Oxana Yablonskaya

    Russia/USA/Israel

    July 31st - August 18th

    Professor of Piano, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Mme Yablonskaya formerly taught at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and, after emigrating to the USA, at the Juilliard School in New York (for more than a quarter of a 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 the 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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    Tomer Lev

    Israel

    August 10th - August 18th

    Professor of piano, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University; presently Head of the School. Maintains a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Near East and the Far East. As soloist collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tanglewood Festival, Varna Festival, Colorado, Quebec, Kiev and others, including all major Israeli orchestras. His series as soloist with Israel Philharmonic were under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Jerzy Semkow, among others. Has been presented at the Lincoln Center in New York, the "Philharmonie" Hall in Berlin, "Teatro Colon" in Buenos Aires, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Municipal Theater of Shanghai, Hamburg's "Musikhalle", the "Rudolfinum" in Prague, "Sala Sao Paulo", "Glen Gould Hall" in Toronto, and in all Israel’s concert halls. Has recorded for UK labels ASV/Sanctuary Records and Champs Hill Records. In 2020  slated to release 3 new albums for "Hyperion" and "Naxos".  An enthusiastic chamber musician, he was a member of the Israel Piano Trio and toured with the ensemble Europe and South America. Graduated from Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts; studied the piano with his mother, pianist Naomi Lev, and composition with composer Tzvi Avni. Completed his B.Mus and M.Mus degrees at the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv University, under Arie Vardi and Victor Derevianko. His Doctorate, under the guidance of Gilbert Kalish, is from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


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    Victor Derevianko

    Israel

    July 31st - August 18th

    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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    Yaron  Rosenthal

    Israel

    August 10th - August 18th

    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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    Yoni Farhi

    Israel

    July 31st - August 18th

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


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    Yossi Reshef

    Israel

    July 31st - August 9th

    Active as a pedagogue, concert pianist, and conductor. Presently maintains a sought after private  studio in Berlin where, besides working with his regular students, prepares visiting young pianists from around Europe and Asia for auditions and competitions.  Over the past two decades, has given numerous master classes – at the Gnessin Academy in Moscow, the Lodz Academy in Poland, Academies of Zagreb and Baku, the leading higher education institutes in South Africa and Taiwan, as well as at many venues in the US. Was a faculty member at the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival in New Hampshire and at the Upbeat Uzma Hvar summer festival in Croatia.
    In 2017 established the Berlin International Piano Master Class, of which he is the teacher and artistic director.

    A winner of many prizes and scholarships, his performances have been received with critical acclaim in USA, Britain, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, Azerbaijan,The Philippines, and Taiwan.
    As a chamber musician has collaborated with such artists as cellist Nino Ruzevic, violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violist Yuval Gotlibovich, cellist Jonathan Gotlibovich, violinist Dora Schwarzberg, the Serenata of Santa Fe wind players, and the Apple Hill chamber players.

    Reshef holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where he was the student and teaching assistant of Prof. Norman Krieger. Earlier studied in Israel with the legendary Prof. Pnina Salzman, and with Prof. Jonathan Zak at the Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv University. He started his studies with Martha Even Shushan in his hometown Holon, Israel.


Piano Duo Faculty

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    Yuval Admony & Tami Kanazawa

    July 31st - August 18th

    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. In Israel they are the recipients of The Ministry of Culture Award for a Permanent Chamber Group. Piano Duo professors at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, they gave piano-duo master classes in Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, The Norwegian Academy of Music, Korean National University of Arts, Pacific Rim Festival in Canada, Japan National Piano Teachers Association and elsewhere. The duo appeared in over 30 countries and in prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Argentina Theatre in Rome, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, Warsaw National Radio, Congress Hall in Budapest and others. International festivals include Duet at the Baltic Sea in Russia, Budapest Spring Festival, Klavierduo Festival in Germany, Odessa Dialogues in Ukraine, Asian Music Festival, Felicja Blumental Festival, Upper Galilee, and Israel Festival. 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 including Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Lezion, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra, Beer Sheva Sinphoietta, Raanana Symphonette and others.Their Symphonic Poems by Liszt on Naxos label was acclaimed in Fanfare and International Piano magazines. Other releases of the Duo include Rhapsodies for Two Pianos, issued by Romeo Records.


The Art-Song Workshop

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    Ido Ariel

    Israel

    August 11th - August 16th

    Ido Ariel,

    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.


Improvisation Workshop

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    Guy Mintus

    Israel

    August 4th - August 6th

    GUY MINTUS

    A trained concert pianist with the energy of a rock-star and a jazz musician’s sense of adventure, the celebrated Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist and educator is equally at home  sharing the stage with jazz legends, composing for classical orchestras and collaborating with masters of traditional music, working with children or appearing as a soloist with Ska-Punk band Streetlight Manifesto at a sold out New York Beacon Theater. Coming from a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Moroccan & Polish Jews, his music is a meeting point between different rivers of inspiration flowing freely into each other.

    Recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award” by ASCAP and the Bernstein Family Foundation and  Prix du Public at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition, his debut record, “A Home in Between, has been selected as DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick, while his most recent release, Connecting the Dots”, has been celebrated in concerts throughout the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Kazakhstan, including a CD release of a New York  concert that has been recommended by the New York Times.  In 2018, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Bavarian Philharmonic.

    Guy Mintus has been commissioned to compose works for the American Composers Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony  and  Jerusalem East & West Orchestra. In 2018,  composed music for Miracle of Miracles, the new documentary about Fiddler on the Roof by HBO director Max Lewkowicz, and premiered his First piano concerto with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. 


Chamber Music Workshop

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    Vera Vaidman

    Israel

    July 31st - August 10th

    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

    July 31st - August 10th

    Principal cellist, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanin di Parma, Italy, with which performed as a 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, the USA, Slovakia, Russia, Japan, and Russia.