PHILLIP KAWIN - In Memoriam
September 30, 1956 to September 9, 2021
Tel-Hai Masterclasses family bows its collective head in deep sorrow upon passing of a former faculty member, beloved professor at Manhattan School of Music in New York for many years PHILLIP KAWIN.
May his memory be for a blessing.
Sep 14th, 2021
Tel-Hai community extends heartfelt congratulations to Yeon-Min Park, who attended our course in 2015 and 2019, on her recent win of the Grand First Prize in the 2020/2021 George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest. While in Tel-Hai, Yeon-Min was awarded the Pnina Salzman memorial prize as well as a prize in the Yasha Bistritzky Concerto Competition. Subsequently she performed as soloist with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Lezion. We wish Yeon-Min a great career and lots of happiness!
Congratulations to her former professor at Seoul National University and our colleague on Tel-Hai faculty Aviram Reichert!May 30th, 2021
Big congratulations to Duo Boidi; Luciano & Daniele, participants of the 2019 Tel-Hai Master Classes, for their recent achievements:
Winning the first prize and receiving a special mention for their performance at the Piano Duo International Competition in Belgrade, Serbia: "XVII IC Davorin Jenko" - Beograd SRB.
First prize at the Piano Duo Competition "1st Leonardo Da Vinci National Competition" in Empoli (Florence), Italy.
First prize in the Piano Duo Catagory at the "2nd Wiener Danubia Talents International Music Competition" in Vienna, Austria.
In the competitions, they played Rachmaninoff Six Duets op. 11, Debussy "L'Enfant Prodigue" and Liszt "Symphonic Poem no. 6 - Mazeppa".Feb 23rd, 2020
Very warm congratulations to the Piano Duos, alumni of the 2019 masterclasses, who have won top prizes at the Rome International Piano Competition this December:
Anna Wielgus & Grzegorz Nowak (Poland) - 1st Prize (in the category of 2 Piano Duo) and 1st Absolute Prize (category of 4 Hand Duo)
Guy & Alon Ostrun (Israel) - 3rd Prize (in the category of 2 Piano Duo)Dec 12th, 2019
Warmest congratulations to alumna and staff member Didel Bish (piano), together with Diana Alexe (soprano), for winning several prizes at the Antonin Dvorak's International Singing Competition:
1st prize category ‘Junior’
2nd prize category ‘Lied’
The Antonín Dvorák Society Prize for the best interpretation of Dvorák’s Songs
Národni dûm Prize for an excellent pianist
Listen to a recording from the competition here - https://youtu.be/X_rP7Pj91c0Nov 19th, 2019
Announcing the winners of Tel-Hai's Concerto Competition of 2019:
1. LINDA LEE
L. v. Beethoven, Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
2. NABEEL HAYEK
R. Schumann, Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
3. LIOR LIFSHITZ
S. Rachmaninoff, Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
4. ESTY YOFFE
D. Shostakovich, Concerto No. 2 in F, Op. 102
4. SOYEON CHANG
F. Liszt, Concerto No. 1 in E flat, S. 124
5. JONATHAN SENIK
P. Tchaikovsky, Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23Aug 11th, 2019
Warm congratulations to Yeon Min Park who has just won the First Prize and Audience Award at Lyon International Piano Competition, France. Yeon Min is an alumnus of Tel-Hai masterclasses and will be participating again this year, laureate of Pnina Salzman Prize and Concerto Competition, student of faculty member Prof. Aviram Reichert. We are very proud!Jul 21st, 2019
Warm congratulations to Yoav Levanon, a participant of Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes for the past 6 years, on receiving the ‘Young Talent’ 2019 Award from ‘Excelentia Foundation’ for Culture with Presidency of Her Majesty Queen Dona Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
Yoav performed as part of the ceremony in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium and had the honor of meeting with Her Majesty. Yoav is invited by the Excelentia Foundation to perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, in October, at the National Auditorium in Madrid.Jun 27th, 2019
We congratulate Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes alumnus Tom Borrow for performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra throughout January 2019, playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, the same concerto with which he won the concerto competition at Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes.Jan 12th, 2019
BIG congratulations to our students Mohammed Alshaikh for winning 1st prize, and to Dani Dvorkin for winning 3rd prize at the Young Artist Competition in Jerusalem!
Mohammed participated in Tel-Hai Master Classes of 2017 and Dani participated in 2018.
We are very proud of you both and wish you all the success in your continuing careers as pianists!Dec 28th, 2018