Conservatoire de Molina, Paris, France
Born in Tel-Aviv, Prof. Ephraim Laor is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Jerusalem and of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA, where he studied with the renowned pianist Leon Fleisher, who had a determining influence on his musical thinking. His studies over the years were supported by scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation as well as the Academy.
Prof. Laor was among the very few chosen to play for Maestro Arthur Rubinstein at the Jerusalem Music Center. He also worked with Murray Perahia, Claude Frank and Georgy Sebo, and he was the first artist invited to play and give master classes for the International Edward Aldwell Center for Piano Performance and Musicianship in Jerusalem.
His musical approach proceeds from the lineage of Beethoven, transmitted to his student Czerny, then to Leschetizky, Schnabel and Fleisher. His recordings feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann and he extensively performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, South America and Israel.