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MultiPiano

Tomer Lev
Berenika Glixman
Daniel Borovitzky
Nimrod Haftel-Meiri

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“A Celebration of Multi-Hand & Multi-Keyboard”
The New York Times

"Admirable technical purity and chamber feeling ... Polished, powerful and stylized interpretations ... Immaculate, refreshing, outstandin, hard to resist"

La Nación, Buenos Aires

MultiPiano is a unique keyboard project, presenting Israel's future generation of virtuoso pianists in a celebration of pianos in ever-changing combinations – in one and two pianos, with 4, 6 and 8 hands. Its repertoire ranges from fully fledged original masterworks to dazzling virtuoso arrangements.

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MultiPiano

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MultiPiano is a unique keyboard project, presenting Israel`s future generation of virtuoso pianists in a celebration of pianos in ever-changing combinations – in one and two pianos, with 4, 6 and 8 hands. Its repertoire ranges from fully fledged original masterworks, to dazzling virtuoso arrangements.

MultiPiano project was launched in season 2010/2011 under the umbrella of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv University & the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), featuring three of Israel`s most radiant young pianists and their mentor, Tomer Lev - one of Israel`s most prominent musicians.

Shortly after its formation, the Multi Piano project attracted much international attention. In 2011 the group successfully toured the Far East, with performances in Beijing, Taipei, Kaohshiung and Tainan, including a Gala opening of the Kuandufestival in Taiwan.

In summer 2012 the group was presented throughout Latin America's prime concert halls, in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru, including Teatro Colón and the Gran Rex (Buenos Aires), Teatro Del Sodre (Montevideo) and live broadcasted performance in Radio Nacional of Argentina, televised by PBS (TV Pública). Additional presentations included performances for Mozarteum Argentino, The Philharmonic Society of Lima (opening concert of their Jubilee Festival), as well as concerts in Rosario and Cordoba. Shortly thereafter the group performed for the second time in the Far East (Taipei and Hualien International Music Festival).

In spring 2013 Multi Piano was presented at the Felicja Blumental Music Festival in Tel Aviv and the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, including solo performance with the Israel Chamber Orchestra (Bach-Vivaldi concerto for 4 pianos). In addition, the ensemble had its third tour to the Far East (Beijing Concert Hall, Tienjin Grand Theatre, ChengduMusic Hall etc).

In fall 2013 Multi Piano was presented in a North American tour, including performances at the Merkin Hall in New York City, as well as in Montreal, Ottawa and Chicago. The New York Times listed their performance as a "celebration of multi-hand and multi keyboard music".

In Spring 2014 the ensemble toured South America for the second time, as soloists with the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, with concerts in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima and Bogota.

In Fall 2014 MultiPiano collaborated with the English Chamber Orchestra in a recording of Mozart Concertos for two and three pianos, as well as in a world premiere recording of Mozart’s “Larghetto and Allegro” – a 1781 fragment left unfinished and completed and orchestrated by Tomer Lev for two pianos and orchestra.

  

Tomer Lev

Tomer LevTomer Lev enjoys an intensive career of unusual diversity as concert pianist, lecturer and pedagogue. At the age of 37 he was appointed as head of the Israel Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. Soon thereafter, under the umbrella of Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, Prof. Lev was among the founders of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and was appointed as its first director (2004-2009).

Tomer Lev was heard in such central venues as the Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie Hall in Berlin, the Beijin Concert Hall, the Shanghai Municipal Theatre, the MusikHalle in Hamburg, the Rudolphinum in Prague, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Glenn Gould Hall in Toronto and the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, among many others. He also performed in major international festivals such as Tanglewood, Norfolk, Prague Winter Festival, Madrid’s San-Isidro, Sofia Music Weeks, Varna Summer, the Israel Festival, among others. Tomer Lev has also recorded for leading TV & radio stations in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Eastern Europe & Israel.

Tomer Lev collaborated with all major Israeli orchestras. His critically acclaimed debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta led to further collaboration with the IPO (including projects with Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Jerzy Semkow and others), 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 Orchestra among others.
Tomer Lev was a member of the "Israel Piano Trio", one of Israel's leading chamber ensembles of international acclaim, and toured Europe & South America with this distinguished ensemble.

 

Berenika Glixman

Berenika GlixmanHailed by Maestro Zubin Mehta as "one of the greatest promises among the young generation of pianists nowadays" and described by the press as "Hypnotic" performer, Berenika Glixman emerged as one of the leading pianists among the young generation of Israeli artists.

Born in the Soviet-Union in 1984 and immigrated to Israel in 1991, Berenika Glixman performed as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, the Forth Worth Symphony at the PianoTexas Van Cliburn International Festival, The Bucharest Philharmonic, The Bulgarian National Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony under Zubin Mehta among many others.  

In 2010 Ms. Glixman was called to replace pianist Yuja Wang as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic in a last minute notice. She performed Prokofieff’s 2nd piano concerto to critic and public acclaim for IPO’s prime subscriber series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Haifa. Following her success she was invited to play also Bartok 2nd piano concerto under Zubin Mehta in 2011.

A Prize winner at the 2011 Arthur Rubinstein International Master Competition, the 2008 Van Cliburn International Festival Concerto Competition, the 2008 Young Artist Competition of the Israeli Radio, the 2005 Isidor Bajic International Competition in Serbia and numerous other prizes & awards in Israel and abroad.

Berenika Glixman graduated and post-graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University with distinction under Prof. Tomer Lev. Currently she is a faculty member of this prestigious institution. A recipient the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 1997, Ms. Glixman participated in master classes with today`s leading artists, such as Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Nikolai Petrov, Daniel Pollack, Yefim Bronfman and many others.

 

Daniel Borovitzky

Daniel BorovitzkyDaniel Borovitzky was born in 1991 in Samara, Russia and immigrated with his family to Israel at the age of three. Daniel won international and national competitions, including a Grand Prix in the Piano Competition in Athens, Greece, and top prizes at the Youth Piano Competition in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and Rigei Si (“Climactic Moments”) piano competition in Israel. In March 2012 he won the first prize at the Isidor Bajic International piano Competition in Serbia. He performed in concerts and festivals in the United States, South America, the Far East, Germany, Russia and Greece.
 
In February 2011 Daniel was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta to play under his baton in a joint Gala concert of the Israel Philharmonic & the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra. His performance at Tel Aviv Mann Auditorium was hailed by the press as “Superb pianistic abilities and full-of-life interpretation” ("Globes"). In August 2012 he was featured at a Gala concert of the “Tel Hai International Piano Master Classes” at the Tel Aviv Museum, after which the critics wrote: “a star is born” ("Ma'ariv").
Daniel played with several other major orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Noam Sheriff, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv soloists among others. He is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2002.
Daniel began playing the piano at age of 7; among his teachers were Louisa Yoffe and Arnon Erez. Currently he is in the final stage of his studies with Prof. Tomer Lev at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.

 

Nimrod Haftel-Meiri

Nimrod Haftel-MeiriNimrod Haftel-Meiri was born in Israel in 1994 and started playing the piano at the age of five. He is a graduate of the Israel Conservatory of Music and the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts with distinctions, a member of the "Young Musicians Unit" of the "Jerusalem Music Center" founded by the late Isaac Stern and a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prestigious scholarships.

Nimrod won several prominent Israeli competitions such as the Turgeman, Ashdod, the Israeli Radio Young Artists Competition and the Israel Conservatory competition. He attended master classes with Boris Berman, Andrzej Jasinski, Gyorgy Sava and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master-Classes.

Performed in numerous performances for the Israeli Radio and at some of Israel`s most prestigious venues such as the Tel-Aviv Museum, the Jerusalem Music Center, the Jaffa Music Center among others.
Nimrod is now studying at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University under the guidance of Prof. Tomer Lev.

Programmes

Programme proposals

 
One & Two Pianos in 4,5,6,8 Hands
 
Bach-Vivaldi   Concerto in A minor for 4 Keyboards, BWV 1065
 

Version for 2 pianos in 8 hands by Tomer Lev

   
Shostakovich           Concertino in A minor, Op. 94
 

For 2 pianos in 4 hands

   
Poulenc Concerto in D minor for 2 Pianos
 

Version for 2 pianos by the composer

   
Rachmaninov  “Romance” & “Waltz”
 

For one piano in 6 hands

   
Smetana Sonata in E minor (in one movement)
  Rondo in C major
 

For 2 pianos in 8 hands

   
Ravel "Frontispice"
 

For 2 pianos in 5 hands

   
Rossini Fantasy on the “Barber of Seville”
 

For one piano in 6 hands (arr. D. Krug)

   
Levanon "Land of Four Languages"
 

Suite on 4 popular Israeli tunes (commissioned 2012)

 

For 2 pianos in 8 hands

  Im HaShachar (Jewish-Yemenite song) – Oyfen Weg (Yiddish Song) – Povereta Muchachica (Ladino Song) – Debka Rafiach (Arab Song)
   

programme proposals with Chamber Orchestra
 
Bach-Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Pianos in A minor, BWV 1065
   
Mozart Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, KV 242
   
Mozart* Larghetto & Allegro for 2 Pianos & orchestra
 

completed by Tomer Lev, 2013

   
Levanon* "Land of Four Languages"
 

for 2 pianos in 8 hands & strings

   
Zehavi* Concertino (2013)
 

FOR 2 PIANOS IN 8 HANDS & STRINGS

   
* Commissioned & Premiered by MultiPiano

MultiPercussion

Programme proposals

 
Two Pianos in 4 and 8 Hands
 
Programme I
 
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
  version for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists
Lutoslawski Paganini Variations
  version for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists
Bizet/Shchedrin Carmen Suite
  version for 2 pianos in 8 hands and 2 percussionists
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
  version for 2 pianos in 8 hands and 2 percussionists
   
Programme II  
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor
Milhaud Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Bizet/Shchedrin Carmen Suite
  version for String Orchestra and Two Solo Percussionists
Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra
  Revised version, with Extended Percussion Parts by
  Tomer Yariv ("Percadu") & Tomer Lev ("MultiPiano")
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Biography


Tomer Yariv

Tomer Yariv is famous for his activities with the world known percussion duo, PercaDu, who performed all over the world in Classical, Jazz & World Music festivals and as soloists with the world`s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic and many others conducted by Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop and others.

His tours with PercaDu took him to all continents, including some highly successful tours in the Far East, Europe, the USA in venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and festivals such as Verbier, Salzburg, Israel Festival, Iceland Arts Festival, TIPC in Taiwan, the Red Sea Jazz Festival and others.
Winner of numerous international prizes, Yariv is a consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Education in the percussion field. He is also much in demand for master classes world-wide, including invitations from the Juilliard School and  the music academies of Amsterdam, Munich, Hong Kong and Miami. Yariv is a co-director of the new Israeli Percussion Center.

 

Dan Moshyev

Dan Moshyev redefined "wunderkind" when he unanimously won the IPO timpani position one week after his 18th birthday. In the summer before going to the army, he played in Daniel Barenboim's East-West Divan orchestra, and received the inspiration to try for the IPO position.  Against 10 competitors, there was no question! "Private" Moshyev spent his first year in the orchestra between guard shifts in the IDF and rehearsals with Zubin Mehta and the IPO.
 
His musical family immigrated to Israel when he was 4 years old, and he spent his childhood in Sderot.  He maintains his contact with Sderot teaching percussion to High School students in a special program funded by KeyNote, the education project of the IPO.
 
In addition to orchestral duties, he explores his ethnic background with a Balkan music ensemble.