Emanuel Krasovsky

Adjudicator: 1989, 2001, 2014

Biography

Professor of piano and chamber music, Chair of the piano department at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University, where he was formerly Deputy Director; and co-founder (1991), Artisitic Director and faculty member of the annual Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel.

Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, he studied at the conservatory there and later at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, and Juilliard in New York.

He won prizes at the International Bach Society; the Gina Bachauer memorial award; first prize at New York Piano Teachers’ Congress international competition.

He has appeared as soloist with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; the Israel Festival; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Weill Recital Hall in New York and played chamber music recitals in Israel, Europe, USA, and the Far East; he performs regularly with violinist Vera Vaidman. He was co-founder and director of the semi-annual chamber music festival in Zichron Yaacov, Israel and has taught master classes throughout the world.

Emanuel Krasovsky has served on the juries of numerous international competitions: Arthur Rubinstein (Tel Aviv); Paderewski in Bydgoszcz (Poland); Leeds, Calgary; Dublin, Helsinki, Tbilisi, Bremen, Oberlin, Boesendorfer/Schimmel, Cincinnati, New York, Jose Iturbi,Valencia, Kiev, Novi Sad, Takamatsu, the Konzerteum in Greece; the Senigallia; Pinerolo; Canberra.