- Yaron Kohlberg
Yaron Kohlberg, born in
Jerusalemin 1983, is one of Israel's leading young pianists. He is the winner of prestigious international prizes and performs regularly in Israel and abroad to critical acclaim.
He's the son of the renowned orientalist professor Ethan Kohlberg and the violinist Bat-Sheva Savaldi-kohlberg, and has a older son Ofir.
Kohlberg has won various prizes, including the first prize (
Marcatel Gran-Premio) and two special awards in the Parnassosinternational competition in Monterrey( Mexico), and the second prize in the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Other international prizes include the second prize in the Griegcompetition in Oslo, first prize in the Shostakovitchcompetition in Hanoverand a prize in the Andorrainternational competition. In Israel he won the first prizes in the Clairmontcompetition, in the Young Artist competition, and in the piano competition of the Jerusalem Music Academy. He has also won a citation as the outstanding participant and a prize for a distinguished performance at the Tel-Hai masterclasses. From 1992 he has been a regular recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundationscholarships (with distinction).
Centers at which he appeared in recitals and concerts abroad include famous halls such as the
Kremlinin Moscow, the Beethovenhallein Bonn, the United Nationshall in Geneva, the Vigeland Museumin Oslo and the Philharmonia hall in Bishkek. He also performed in concerts in the United States, Mexico, Britain, Holland, Finlandand Sweden. Later in 2007 he is scheduled to play in Boston, in Mexico Cityand in other Mexican cities. In Israel Kohlberg appeared several times as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and also performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette and the Orchestra of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Musicat Tel Aviv University. He also appeared with the Amadeus Orchestra(Mexico). He gave recitals in the Israel Festival, in the series Youth at the Center, at the MormonUniversity in Jerusalem and in the Felicia Blumenthal festival at the Tel Aviv Museum, and also appeared in the Knessetand at the home of the President of Israel. Kohlberg plays many chamber concerts and has appeared with prominent Israeli chamber groups, including the Carmel Quartet and the Quartet for Contemporary Music.
Kohlberg's teachers are Luisa Yoffe (1990-1999), Eitan Globerson (until 2003) and at present
Arie Vardi. He did his military service in the status of Outstanding Musician, and isstudying for a master's degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Masterclasses in which he took part were given by top musicians, including Dimitri Bashkirov, Yefim Bronfman, John O'Conor, Walter Hautzig, Alexander Korsantia, Gerome Lowenthal, Stephen Kovachevich, Murray Perahia, Nicolai Petrov, Matti Raekallioand Pnina Salzman. Kohlberg also participated in various television programs and recorded for the Voice of Music radio station.
* [http://www.yaronkohlberg.com Yaron Kohlberg's official website]
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