Asaf Zohar

Asaf Zohar teaches as a Professor of Piano at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, where he is the Chairman of the Piano Department. He previously taught at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance, where served as Chairman of the Keyboard Department and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts, for ten executive years. In addition, Zohar teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory, as well as the Jerusalem Music Center.

Zohar is a graduate of the Givatayim Conservatory and the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He received his doctoral degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he has also been a visiting lecturer. His teachers include Hana Shalgi, Arie Vardi, Menahem Pressler, Leonard Hokanson and Michele Block; He has participated in numerous masterclasses, amongst others, playing in front of Arthur Rubinstein. He was awarded prizes in Israel and in international competitions in Pretoria, Sydney and Vienna, as well as The Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland.

Asaf Zohar has appeared on Israeli Radio and TV Abroad, as well as at concerts and recitals in the United States, Europe, India, South Africa, Australia and Japan. He has performed with all the leading Israeli orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Gary Bertini, David Robertson, Mendi Rodan, Noam Sheriff, David Shalon, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Urs Schneider and others.

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