July 30th – August 17th, 2017

Distinguished Guest Faculty
  • Dmitri Bashkirov, Russia/Spain (July 30th-August 8th, 2017)
  • Faculty
  • Aquiles Delle Vigne, Argentina/Belgium (July 30th- August 8th, 2017)
  • Victor Derevianko, Israel (Julty 30th - August 17th, 2017)
  • Yoni Farhi, Israel (Julty 30th - August 17th, 2017)
  • Alon Goldstein, Israel/US (July 30th- August 8th, 2017)
  • Emanuel Krasovsky, Israel (Julty 30th - August 17th, 2017)
  • Tomer Lev, Israel (August 8th- August 17th, 2017)
  • Alexander Mndoyants,Russia (July 30th- August 8th, 2017)
  • Ronan O’Hora,UK (July 30th- August 8th, 2017)
  • Andrzej Pikul, Poland (August 8th- August 17th, 2017)
  • Ron Regev, Israel (August 8th- August 17th, 2017)
  • Aviram Reichert, Israel/S. Korea (Julty 30th - August 17th, 2017)
  • Tatiana Zelikman, Russia (August 8th- August 17th, 2017)
  • Wang Xaiohan, China (August 8th- August 17th, 2017)
  • Piano Duo Faculty
  • Tami Kanazawa & Yuval Admony, Japan/Israel
  • Vera Vaidman, Israel
  • Diana Cahanescu, Italy/Israel
  • Yonatan Zak, Israel
  • Dmitri Bashkirov,

    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.

    Dmitri Bashkirov
    Aquiles Delle Vigne,

    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, M?nchen, 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 Gy?rgy Cziffra.

    Aquiles Delle Vigne, Web Site.
    Aquiles Delle Vigne
    Victor Derevianko,
    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.
    Yoni Farhi,

    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.

    Yoni Farhi
    Alon Goldstein,

    Internationally celebrated Israeli representative of today's younger pianist generation. Has performed with the Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Saint Louis, Houston, Baltimore and Vancouver Symphonies, Los-Angeles and Israel Philharmonics,the Israeli Symphony Rishon LeZion, Orchestre National d'Ile de France and other orchestras under Zubin Mehta, Leon Fleisher, Peter Oundjian, Klaus Peter Flor, Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Yoel Levi. Recitals at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the 92 street "Y", the 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 played at the Santa Fe, Marlboro, Ravinia, Verbier and Ruhr Festivals and was featured on BBC Radio 3's "Young Artists Forum". For two years was artist-in-residence at the Theo Lieven International Piano Foundation in Como Italy. Studied with Tal Schwartz, 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.

    Alon Goldstein
    Emanuel Krasovsky,

    Professor of Piano at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University; Chair, piano faculty. 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, among others. Took part in numerous international chamber-music festivals. Taught master-classes at Juilliard, Mannes 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.

    Emanuel Krasovsky, Web Site.
    Emanuel Krasovsky
    Tomer Lev,

    Professor of piano, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University; formerly director of the School.
    Appears frequently as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, chamber musician, and lecturer.
    Has been heard in concerts on four continents, in such festivals as Tanglewood, Norfolk, San-Isidro in Madrid, Sofia Music Weeks, Varna Summer, Israel Festival and others.
    Recorded for radio and TV in USA, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Israel and Eastern Europe.
    Has performed with all the orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin Mehta. In 2006, joined the Israel Piano Trio, one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles. Born in Israel, he studied with Naomi Lev, Victor Derevianko and Arie Vardi, then in USA with Gilbert Kalish. Holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    Tomer Lev
    Alexander Mndoyants,
    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.
    Ronan O’Hora, UK

    Head of Keyboard Studies; Head of Advanced Performance Studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Extensive performance career in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa. Soloist with such orchestras as London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Indianapolis Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Brno Philharmonic, Queensland Philharmonic, among others, under the baton of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, James Judd, Hans Vonk, Bramwell Tovey, Edo de Waart, etc. His radio and TV broadcasts include a televised recital for Chopin Society, Warsaw, and Mozart Chamber Music for BBC TV. Recorded over 30 CD's for Tring International, Virgin Classics, Dinemic, and Fone labels. Studied at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Ryszard Bakst.

    Andrzej Pikul, Poland

    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 Krak?w, International Days of Krak?w 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, ?sterreichische 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 ?mudzi?ski at the Academy of Music in Krak?w; continued in the master class of Paul Badura Skoda at the Hochschule f?r Musik in Vienna. Also worked with A. Jenner, V. Perlemuter, G. Agosti, and T. Vasary.

    Andrzej Pikul
    Ron Regev, Israel

    Chair of the Keyboard Department, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance; staff member, Steans Music Institute, Ravinia Festival, USA. Performed as soloist with Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, the Juilliard School Orchestra, New York, Jerusalem Symphony, Armenian National Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta, Beer Sheva, among other orchestras. Active in Israel, USA and Europe as a recitalist and chamber-music performer. Recipient of numerous America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships as well as Fullbright grant for study in the US, he earned Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the S. Rubin Music Academy, Tel Aviv University (piano with Emanuel Krasovsky); master’s and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School in New York (piano – Jerome Lowenthal, chamber music – Joseph Kalichstein). His doctoral thesis was awarded Juilliard centennial year’s Richard F. French doctoral prize for outstanding work on a doctoral document; it served the basis for a recent lecture-recital at the Library of Congress in Washington. Ron Regev is the chief musician at Tonara, an Israeli company specializing in the combination of music notation and cutting-edge technology.

    Ron Regev
    Credit: Carlin Ma
    Aviram Reichert,
    Israel/S. Korea

    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.

    Wang Xaiohan, China

    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).

    Wang Xiohan
    Tatiana Zelikman, Russia

    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.

    Tami Kanazawa & Yuval Admony,
    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.

    Tami Kanazawa & Yuval Admony, web site
    Tami Kanazawa & Yuval Admony
    Vera Vaidman,
    One of the country's foremost violinists 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.


    Vera Vaidman, Web Site.
    Vera Vaidman
    Diana Cahanescu,
    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, Russia, Japan, and Russia.
    Diana Cahanescu
    Yonatan Zak,

    Professor (emeritus) of piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University. Has appeared as soloist with all of Israel’s major orchestras and as a recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist in Israel, Europe and USA. Was among the founders, in 1969, of the world-renowned Yuval trio, with which performed the world over and recorded for DGG, CBS Masterworks and other companies. He also established a piano duo with Irena Friedland, which performed and recorded to high critical praise. Served on juries of several important international competitions. Born in Israel, he graduated from the Juilliard School in New York.

    Yonatan Zak