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March 29-30, April 1, 2009

Ephraim Laor, piano

Navon Hall of JAMD

Ephraim Laor



Born in Tel Aviv, Mr. Ephraim Laor is currently on the piano and chamber music faculties at the “l'Ecole Nationale de Musique d'Issy-les-Moulineaux” in France, and former piano faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, USA (1980–1990). He performs extensively in Europe, North America, Brazil, and Israel, where he also recorded for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority.
Mr. Laor holds a B.Mus. Degree with distinction from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied piano with Benjamin Oren, Yahli Wagman, and Sonia Valin. He received his M. Mus. Degree with honors from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA, where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher on a special scholarship from the Israel National Council for the Culture and the Arts. His studies over the years were supported by scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation as well as the Academy. Leon Fleisher has had a deep impact on his musical thinking and artistic personality. Mr. Laor was among the very few chosen to play for Maestro Arthur Rubinstein at the Jerusalem Music Center. Ephraim Laor also participated in master classes for such distinguished artists as Gina Bachauer, Murray Perahia, Claude Frank, and Georgy Sebok. Mr. Laor resides in Paris.

Date / time Activity
March 29, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.

Master classes

March 30, 2009 - 2:00 p.m. Master classes
March 31, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. Master classes
April 1, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. Master classes

Sunday 10:00- 14:00
10:00 Yishay Rubin Haydn, Variations in F minor
11:00 Natalie Sukarnik Chopin, Etude Op. 25/2; Impromptu-Fantasy
12:00 Ido Ramot Beethoven, Sonata Op 31/3 in E flat Major
13:00  Michael Zertzkel  Schumann, Kreisleriana Op.16

Monday 14:00- 19:30
1 4 :00  Ariel Lanyi Haydn, Sonata in A-flat major, Hob: 43
1 5 :00  Daniel Neiman Chopin, Scherzo no. 3
1 6 :00 Dana Vakhutinsky  Bach, French Suite No. 5
17: 00 Daniel Golod and Nathan Lishinsky  Bizet, from “Jeux d’enfants”

Tuesday 10:00- 15:00
10:00 Yael Oren Mendelssohn, Concerto Op. 40, (I)
11:00 Ido Akov  Beethoven, Sonata Op. 27/2; Rachmaninoff, 3 Preludes
12:00 Elisha Krawets  Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, WTC I
13:00  Dror Sigura  Beethoven, Sonata Op. 10/3
14:00 Yuval Gilad Schumann, Concerto (I); Bach, English Suite in A minor

Wednesday 10:00- 14:00
10:00 Ela Zemach  Chopin, Scherzo #2
11:00 Itai Meir  Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 53 (I), and Bach, Partita no. 5.
12:00 Samer Halabi  Chopin, Ballade #3
13:00 Benjamin Goodman (Brahms, Op. 119
14:00 Dror Schweid, Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major, WTC II

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