Connecting artists, managers and presenters worldwide ™

Musical World

Israel Piano Trio

  • Piano Trio


The Israel Piano Trio also performs solo works with orchestras, and is much in demand for masterclasses and chamber music coaching. A TV documentary featuring the Trio visit to Leipzig-Gewandhaus, entitled "Mendelssohn returns to Leipzig" was a great success and has been televised on numerous TV stations. The Trio's wide repertoire includes 20th century works from Israel and other nations, many of which were created especially for them.
Menahem Breuer - violin
Menahem Breuer was born in Austria and arrived in Israel as a child. He graduated from the Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University where he studied with Oedoen Partos. As concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has performed numerous solo works in Israel, Europe, North and South America under the baton of world famous conductors including Bernstein, Mehta, Tenstedt, Masur and others. Menahem Breuer is a founding member of the Israel Piano Trio. He performed Bernstein's "Serenade" with great success under the composer's direction at festivals in Germany, Austria and in Israel. In 1999 was invited to perform as soloist with the Krakov Sinfonietta at the "Huberman Festival" in Poland. Menahem Breuer frequently has given masterclasses at various Music Academies in England, Germany, Austria, in the Scandinavian countries, Netherlands and in the USA. He also acts as juror at international competitions.
Hillel Zori - cello
Hailed by the renowned cellist Bernard Greenhouse to have "all of the wonderful attributes of a young Emanuel Feuerman", Hillel Zori has distinguished himself by winning coveted prizes at the Geneva CIEM, the Maria Canals and the Rostropovich international competitions. A member of the celebrated Israel Piano Trio, he is also a faculty member of the Buchmann–Mehta School of music in collaboration with the Israel Philharmonic.
Hillel made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic in 1984 under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Since then he has toured the USA, Europe and the Far East, performing with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and the Düsseldorf symphony among others, took part in many festivals and gave master classes in Moscow and China. He is an honoured graduate of the Tel Aviv University where he studied with Uzi Wiesel.
Mr. Zori recorded the six suites by Bach for JMC and premiered his own virtuoso piece "Carmeniana" – Suite Brilliant on themes from Bizet's opera Carmen with the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
TOMER LEV - piano
Tomer Lev enjoys an intensive career of unusual versatility as concert pianist, lecturer and educator. Two years ago, at the age of 37, he was appointed as head of the Israel Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. Soon after that he was among the founders of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music – a joint project of the Tel-Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic – and was appointed as its first director.Tomer Lev widely toured Western & Eastern Europe, the US, South America and the Far-East, performing as recitalist, soloist with orchestras, as well as chamber musician. He has also recorded for leading TV & radio stations in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Eastern Europe & Israel.
Mr. Lev has collaborated with all major Israeli orchestras. His critically acclaimed debut with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta led to further collaborations with the IPO, as well as to performances with the Jerusalem Symphony - Israeli Radio Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Camerata, the Israeli Sinfonietta, and the Haifa Symphony, among others.
Mr. Lev is a winner of several international prizes and awards, including the Maria Callas international piano competition (Athens), the Awajishima international competition (Japan) and the Clairmont awards (Tel Aviv). In 1990 he received a certificate of distinction from the chairman of the Israeli parliament for his achievements in music. In 1998 he was awarded the Gina Bachauer Prize by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for an outstanding achievement in performance. Last seasons' highlights in Israel included six concerts with the Israel Philharmonic and his own critically acclaimed series of concerts at Tel-Aviv's leading concert venue, the Tel Aviv Museum. School of Music. In 2006 Mr. Lev joined the "Israel Piano Trio".