May 16, 2012 - 7:30PM
Einav Yarden - piano Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street
(between 5th & Madison Aves)
Exciting Young Virtuosos Series
Einav Yarden - piano
J.S. Bach English Suite no. 2 in G minor, BWV 808
Claude Debussy Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
Images, Book I, L. 110
Maurice Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata"
Watch Einav Yarden perform Beethoven's Sonata in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
ABOUT EINAV YARDEN: Israeli pianist Einav Yarden has performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Calgary Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Plovdiv Philharmonic, and The Israel Symphony, under Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Leon Botstein, and others.
She recently won 3rd prize at the prestigious International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, where she also performed with cellist Mischa Maisky. Prior to that, she was a Prize Winner at the 2006 Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and won First Prize at the Aviv Competitions, the most highly acclaimed competition in Israel, taking the Guralnik Prize and the Zilbermann Prize. She was a recipient of the AICF scholarships, an important scholarship institution in Israel, between1996-2005.
In 2005, Ms. Yarden completed four years of extensive study with renowned pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, earning her Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma. Before moving to the USA, she graduated with high honors from the Israel Rubin Music Academy (now the Mehta-Buchman School of Music) under the instruction of Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky and prior to that studied in the Israel Conservatory.
Last summer she gave a highly acclaimed debut recital at France's "Flâneries des Reims" Festival. Other recent appearances in France include solo recitals at Menton Festival and at Paris's prestigious Salle Cortot and last November in the Grand Salon of the Hotel des Invalides. In Switzerland, she was invited by Andras Schiff to take part in a special intensive workshop on Beethoven concerti at the Lucerne Festival in 2008. This workshop was also recorded and televised throughout Japan in a 12-part program series.
Other festival participations include the Steans Institute for Young Artists of Ravinia Festival, Verbier, Upper-Galilee Chamber Music Festival, Aspen, IMS Prussia Cove, and the Sarasota Music Festival. Her performances were broadcast on WQXR, WDR, MPR, WBJC, CBC and Israel's Kol Hamusica. While living in Israel, Ms. Yarden was a member of the Israeli Contemporary Players with whom she also appeared as a soloist. In 2006 she appeared at the 6th Biennial for Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, and later that year performed with the Jerusalem Symphony, under Leon Botstein.
In addition to her solo performances, Einav Yarden is a highly enthusiastic chamber musician, and devotes herself to regular collaborations with other musicians. She has performed in such series as the prestigious Ravinia Rising Stars Series, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Rockefeller University, and many others. She gives solo recitals in various venues in New York City, and in one of her projects initiated and engaged in a unique project with a poet, interweaving piano music and original poetry.