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Emanuel Krasovsky (Piano)

Born: Vilnius, Lithuania

The Lithuanian-born Israeli pianist and music pedagogue, Emanuel Krasovsky, studied at the conservatory there, the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University (with Mindru Katz), and the Juilliard School in New York (with Ilona Kabos, Guido Agosti, and Ania Dorfmann), where earned Bachrlor of Music, Master of Music and DMA degrees. Also worked with Aube Tzerko at Aspen Festival. Among his prizes, the Gina Bachauer memorial award, first prize at New York Piano Teachers' Congress international competition, International Bach Society, and others.

Emanuel Krasovsky appeared as soloist with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Rizzi, Sidney Harth, and other conductors as well as with all the other orchestras in the country. He was heard in recital in the framework of Israel Festival, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Weill Recital Hall in New York, and in many European cities. In celebration of Schubert's birth bicentennial, he performed the composer's last three sonatas in Tel Aviv as well as in Denmark, Germany, Finland, and Hungary to enthusiastic reviews.

Emanuel Krasovsky has appeared in chamber-music recitals in Israel, Europe, USA, and the Far East with violinist Isaac Stern, cellists Natalia Gutman and Yehuda Hanani, soprano Ileana Cotrubas, flutist Istvan Matuz, among others; he performs regularly with violinist Vera Vaidman. Among the international chamber-music festivals he took part in: Kfar Blum Festival in Israel, Esbjerg Festival in Denmark, Gotland and "Sommarmusik pa Naset" chamber music festivals in Sweden, St. Cyprien Festival in France, Dino Ciani festival in Italy,and others. He was co-founder and director of the semi-annual chamber-music festival in Zichron Yaacov, Israel.

Emanuel Krasovsky is Professor of piano and chamber music, chairman of the piano department, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University. Formerly deputy director of the School. He is co-founder (1991), artistic director and faculty member, the annual Tel-Hai Intenational Piano Master Classes in Israel.

Emanuel Krasovsky has taught and conducted master-classes at Conservatoire Superieur National in Paris, The Juilliard School and Mannes International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the Colburn School in Los Angeles, the Queen Sofia Superior School of Music in Madrid, London's Guildhall School, Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Music Academy, the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg ("International Conservatory Week" 2011), Berlin's Hochschule der Kunste (HdK) in the framework of European Piano Forum 2001, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Royal Music Academy in Copenhagen, the Royal Music College in Stockholm, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Turku Conservatory (Finland), Australian National University in Canberra, Oberlin and Smith Colleges, Hamline International Piano Institute (USA), the Lithuanian State Academy of Music in Vilnius, the Edward Aldwell Center, Jerusalem, the Vienna, Rotterdam, Novi Sad (Serbia), Tbilisi and Bologna conservatories, Accademia Dino Ciani in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice, France, Primavera Pianistica in Belgium, the Coimbra (Portugal) International Piano Academy "Aquiles Delle Vigne", the summer music seminar in Debrecen, Hungary, and the CCM Prague International Piano Institute. For 16 consecutive summers taught at International Summer Academy in Suolahti, Finland. Since summer 2011, he is artist / faculty member at Finland's Mänttä Festival. His master-class at the Yamaha Center in New York - in the framework of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (July 20, 2011) - was broadcast in live stream on the Internet.

Emanuel Krasovsky served on the juries of numerous international competitions: Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv; Leeds; Esther Honens in Calgary, Canada; AXA Dublin; Maj Lind in Helsinki, Finland; Tbilisi, Georgia; Paderewski in Bydgoszcz, Poland; Bremen; in USA: Oberlin; Boesendorfer/Schimmel; the AMSA World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (in 2000, as jury chairman); the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, New York; the New York Piano Teachers' Congress competition; Jose Iturbi in Valencia, Spain; Vladimir Horowitz competition and Mykola Lysenko competition in Kiev; Isidor Bajić Memorial in Novi Sad (Serbia); Takamatsu (Japan); the Konzerteum in Greece (2000, 2001, and 2002 jury president); the Senigallia, Pinerolo (Italy), Canberra (Australia), and others. A number of his students have won prizes in international contests and are pursuing illustrious performing and teaching careers the world over. (Among them: two recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Award; two others -- winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York; several prize-winners in such international competitions as the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, Beethoven in Bonn, Sydney, Honens in Calgary, and Dublin, among others.)

His articles on musical subjects have been featured in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, Musical Times of London, The Piano Quarterly, the Carnegie Hall Playbill, and other publications. His article appeared in Remembering Horowitz, 125 Pianists Recall a Legend, published by Schirmer Books in New York.

Schubert Piano Sonatas in C minor (D. 958) and A (D.959) (CD); Romantic Strings, with violinist Vera Vaidman. Works by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Dvorak, and Kreisler (CD); Schoenberg-Steuermann: Verklaerte Nacht (arranged for piano trio); Korngold: Sonata for violin and piano, Op.6, with Vera Vaidman (violin), Shmuel Magen (cello) (IMA Records CD).

"He is a brilliant musician, serious, dedicated and possessed of true communicative gifts." - Leonard Bernstein


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