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Yoram Ish-Hurwitz

  • Pianist

Biography

In 1988 Yoram Ish-Hurwitz won the second prize at the Eduard Flipse Piano Competition in Rotterdam. Three years later he was awarded the Jacques Vonk Prize by a unanimous international jury. Since then he has frequently performed in The Netherlands, including many times in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He is also a regular guest as soloist with many orchestras and has given recitals in Norway, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain and the U.S. amongst other countries and has taken part in a large number of international festivals such as Bergen, Trondheim and Brighton. Since 2003 Yoram Ish-Hurwitz has been a Steinway Artist.

His discography includes works by Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Prokofiev, the complete 'Années de Pèlerinage' by Franz Liszt and the integral performance of the Iberia cycle by Isaac Albéniz. One of the Liszt CDs reached the top ten in the Classical Music charts and kept the number one position for several weeks.