Adjudicator: 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014
Yoheved Kaplinsky began her musical career as a prizewinner of the J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington, D.C. A native of Israel, she studied with Ilona Vincze at the Tel-Aviv Music Academy before entering New York’s Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Irwin Freundlich. She holds a Master’s and Doctorate from Juilliard, as well as awards for scholastic and pianistic achievements.
Subsequently, she studied with Dorothy Taubman of New York.
Ms. Kaplinsky has appeared throughout the U.S. as a recitalist, in chamber music and orchestral concerts, including performances in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Noted for her insight and understanding of piano technique, she has also been in great demand for lectures and master classes in the U.S., Israel and the Far East. She has served on the faculties of Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music and is currently the chairperson of Juilliard’s piano faculty, of which she has been a member since 1993.
Yoheved Kaplinsky also serves on the faculty of Maine’s Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Israel’s Tel Hai International Master Classes, and other festivals, among them the Cliburn Institute, Texas, and Long Island’s Pianofest. She frequently serves as an adjudicator of various competitions throughout the U.S. and other countries.
Ms. Kaplinsky served on the jury of the 10th and 11th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.