Yaron Kohlberg

Yaron Kohlberg

Yaron Kohlberg, born in Jerusalem in 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 Parnassos international competition in Monterrey (Mexico), and the second prize in the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Other international prizes include the second prize in the Grieg competition in Oslo, first prize in the Shostakovitch competition in Hanover and a prize in the Andorra international competition. In Israel he won the first prizes in the Clairmont competition, 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 Foundation scholarships (with distinction).

Centers at which he appeared in recitals and concerts abroad include famous halls such as the Kremlin in Moscow, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the United Nations hall in Geneva, the Vigeland Museum in Oslo and the Philharmonia hall in Bishkek. He also performed in concerts in the United States, Mexico, Britain, Holland, Finland and Sweden. Later in 2007 he is scheduled to play in Boston, in Mexico City and 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 Music at 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 Mormon University in Jerusalem and in the Felicia Blumenthal festival at the Tel Aviv Museum, and also appeared in the Knesset and 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 Raekallio and Pnina Salzman. Kohlberg also participated in various television programs and recorded for the Voice of Music radio station.

External links

* [http://www.yaronkohlberg.com Yaron Kohlberg's official website]

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