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Jan. 5 , 2010

Alexander Tamir

Navon Hall of JAMD


Prof. Alexander Tamir is Chair of the Piano Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He is a pivotal figure in the musical life of Israel, and especially of Jerusalem. He is artistic director of the Targ Music Center in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. Half a century ago, he formed a piano duo with Bracha Eden, which became world-famous and remained active until Bracha Eden's death in 2006. The duo studied with Victor Babin and Vitya Vronsky and won the international Vercelli duo competition in Italy. The worldwide performances and research by the Eden-Tamir Duo were instrumental in molding today's approach to the artistry of duo pianism, and their contribution to expanding duo repertoire was remarkable. Among others, they were responsible for introducing Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations and, at the suggestion of Stravinsky, were the first to perform and record the two-piano version of The Rite of Spring . The duo's many prizes include Grand prix du disque. Many compositions were especially written for and premiered by them.

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Jan. 5, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Style and Expression in Chopin's Mazurkas (Workshop)