Event Content

Jan. 3-6 , 2010

Asaf Zohar

Navon Hall of JAMD


Dr. Asaf Zohar is one of the most active Israeli pianists. He is a graduate of the Givatayim Conservatory and The Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He received his Doctoral degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he also served as a visiting lecturer. His teachers include Hana Shalgi, Arie Vardi, Menahem Pressler, Leonard Hokanson and Michele Block. Artists for whom he performed in masterclasses include: Arthur Rubinstein, Alfred Brendel, Christoph Eschenbach, Eugene Istomin, Leon Fleisher, and Claude Frank.

Dr. Asaf Zohar was awarded prizes in Israel and in International Competitions in Pretoria, Sydney, Vienna, and The Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland. He has performed with all leading Israeli orchestras including The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Gary Bertini, David Robertson, Mendi Rodan, Noam Sheriff, David Shalon, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Urs Schneider, and others.

Dr. Asaf Zohar appeared in numerous recitals in Israel, as well as on Israeli radio and television. Mr. Zohar has also performed concerts and recitals in the U.S.A., Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Georgia, South Africa, Australia, and Japan. He teaches piano at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Since 2006, he serves as Dean of The Performance Faculty. In 2006, he served as Chairman of the Piano Department. In addition, he teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory and at The Jerusalem Music Center.

In recent years Dr. Asaf Zohar has produced, lectured, and performed in numerous series of lectured concerts in Israel, presenting Beethoven's piano sonatas, Mozart's concerti, and the piano works of Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann among others.

Date / time Activity
Jan. 3-6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. Piano master classes