Adjudicator: 2020, 2021
Tomer Lev enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.
As concert pianist Tomer Lev performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Near East, and the Far East. As a soloist, he collaborated with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tanglewood Festival, Varna Festival, Colorado, Quebec, Kiev and many others, including all major Israeli orchestras.
He was presented at the Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Municipal Theater of Shanghai, Hamburg’s Musikhalle, the Rudolfinum in Prague, Sala Sao Paulo, Glen Gould Hall in Toronto; as well as in all Israeli concert halls.
His recordings were issued by UK labels of ASV/Sanctuary Records and Champs Hill Records. In 2020 he is expected to release 3 new albums for “Hyperion” and”Naxos”.
Tomer Lev closely collaborated with all Israeli orchestras, including several concert series with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Jerzy Semkow and others. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he was a member of the Israel Piano Trio and toured with the ensemble in Europe and South America.
Tomer Lev is the head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Israel`s leading educational institute of music, jointly run by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic.