Piano Festivities – Thursday
25 Louis Marshall St, Tel Aviv
Three days of PIANO FESTIVITIES with Prize Winners of the
Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition
13 – 15 December, 2018
In memory of Jan Jacob Bistrizky
THURSDAY, 13 December, 20:00
Best Performer of Chamber Music and Best Performer of Classical Concerto prizes,
at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 2008
HAGAI SHAHAM, Violin
HILLEL ZORI, Cello
DAVID FUNG, Piano
David Fung garnered international attention as a winner in two of the “top five” international piano competitions – the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv and the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels.
Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier orchestras including Cleveland, Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber, National Orchestra of Belgium, National Taiwan Symphony and New Japan Philharmonic. In 2016, Mr. Fung performed his highly acclaimed debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival, as well as his New York recital debut presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. In 2017-18, he has solo recital debuts at the Brussels Piano Festival and the Kennedy Center, and performances with Orpheus, Albany Symphony, and Marin Symphony.
As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Fung is a frequent guest artist at prestigious festivals worldwide. Festival highlights include the Aspen Music, Blossom Music, Edinburgh, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Ravinia Festival.
Mr. Fung is a Steinway Artist. Learn more about the artist, at WWW.DAVIDFUNG.COM
HAGAI SHAHAM, Violin
Winner of the international competition ARD (Munich) 1990, Israeli violinist Hagai Shaham performs frequently as a soloist with orchestras in Israel and abroad, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), the BBC Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, the French Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Shaham was the last pupil of the legendary teacher Ilona Feher (the teacher of Pinchas Zukerman and Shlomo Mintz), and in her memory, he established, in partnership with violinist Ittai Shapira and several of her students, a fund aimed at educating a new generation of violin teachers.
Hagai Shaham is a professor of violin at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, and previously held a similar position at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USC).
Hillel Zori won the gold medal at the 1986 Maria Canals Competition, as well as prizes at the Rostropovich, Whitaker USA, Geneva, Stradivarius in Cremona, Shapira and Jackson awards in Tanglewood.
He was awarded the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and graduated with honors at the Tel-Aviv Academy of Music with Uzi Wiesel and studied with Greenhouse in the USA.
He has performed with many orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Camerata, the Scottish BBC Orchestra, Dusseldorf Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony, conducted by Mehta, Sheriff, Mandiel, Volkov, Brutons, Wellber and Avner Biron.
Zori is a frequent guest at many festivals such as the Israel Festival, Marlborough, Tanglewood, Berlin and Dartington festivals, has taught master classes around the world and is invited as a judge in international competitions.
In 2008 he was invited by Mehta to perform as a soloist at the UN General Assembly in New York at a concert marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Zori also writes and conducts. He composed a virtuoso suite for cello and orchestra on themes from the opera Carmen, a Fantasy for Voice and String Trio, and Carmel – a collection of songs and verses for voice and chamber ensemble.
He also serves as a chamber and orchestral instructor at the Jerusalem Music Center.
As a conductor he conducted the Israel Camerata and the Education Corps Orchestra.
He Released a disc at CELLO CLASSICS that was selected for the BBC’s “Disc of the Week”.
Zori is a professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.
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