The Tel Hai International Piano Master classes have always been one of my most memorable experiences. As a young, motivated 19 year old student, I attended the classes, took lessons and performed there. I was at the beginning of my university years: being exposed to new and versatile methods of teaching, and watching many of my student peers perform made me develop and grow.
I was kindly invited by my dear friend Prof. Emanuel Krasowsky to become a faculty member. We had to wait three years, (with the pandemic postponing the last two summers, in which I have given Skype lessons and a zoom presentation). Finally this summer, the festival (which moved to the south of Israel, and is actually now in the Sde Boker area) took place.
I was honored to be part of a distinguished faculty, and to be part of a festival that has been educating hundreds of younger professorial pianists from all around the globe (some who are now leading concert pianists).
During the session, I had a class of individual lessons with students from Israel, China, South Korea, Japan, the Czech Republic and Croatia. I also had individual lessons with other students from Russia and the UK. The afternoons held daily master classes by one of the faculty members and each evening we had a concert of the students. A full schedule!
For the public master class I worked with two students. The program was Schumann’s “Papillions” Op. 2 and Beethoven’s “Apassionata”. You can see it in the pictures below:
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