Pianist Einav Yarden is praised for her “exceptionally vivid articulation... inquisitive narrative flow” (General Anzeiger, Germany), and her “glistening rapture...ingenious humor” (Tagesspiegel, Germany). In 2005 she completed four years of extensive study with the renowned pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), earning with high honors a Masters of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Music from the Rubin Music Academy of the Tel Aviv University under the instruction of Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky, and her early education was with Hadassa Gonen. Other piano guidance includes that of the eminent Georgian pianist Elisso Virsaladze, Richard Goode, and that of Prof. Zvi Meniker (on historical fortepianos, a passion she pursues also today)
She was the 3rd Prize Winner at the 2009 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, a Prize Winner at the 2006 Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and was also a finalist at the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition. In addition, she won in 2001 the First Prize at the Aviv Competitions, the most distinguished national competition in Israel,
taking the Guralnik Prize and the Zilbermann Prize for performance of a contemporary Israeli work. Other prizes include First Prize at the Katz Piano Competition, the Buchman- Heyman Prize for Excellence and Achievement, among others. She was a recipient of the AICF scholarships, an important scholarship institution in Israel, between1996-2005.
She appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Minne- sota Symphony, Beethoven Orches-
ter Bonn, Bucharest Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Plovdiv Philharmonic, The Israel Symphony, under conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Leon Botstein, Stefan Blunier, Horia Andreescu, Mark Russell Smith, Mendi Rodan and others. Noteworthy stages she performed on include the Berlin Philharmonie’s Chamber Music Hall in a concert that was also broadcast on the National German Radio, a debut recital in 2011 at the important French piano festival “La Roque d’Antheron”, a recital that summer at the Berlin Konzerthaus, as part of the “Young-Euro Classic” Festival. Also in 2011 she returned for the third time to the French Festival “Flâneries Musicales de Reims”, and other solo appearances in France include those in Paris’s Salle Cortot, in the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, and in the Grand Salon of the Hotel des Invalides. As part of Lucern Festival in 2008, she was personally invited by Andras Schiff to take part in intensive workshop on the five Beethoven concerti, This workshop was also recorded and televised later throughout Japan. Her other festival participations include the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), Steans Institute for Young Art- ists of Ravinia Festival (USA), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Menton Festival (France), Upper-Galilee Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Aspen Festival (USA), and IMS Prussia Cove (England) amongst others. Her performances were broadcast on BBC (England), Deutsches Welle, WDR, Deutschlandradio Kultur (Germany), WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), MPR (Min- nesota), WBJC (Baltimore), CBC (Canada) and Israel’s Kol Hamusica. While living in Israel, Einav was a member of the country’s leading contemporary ￼group, the Israeli Contemporary Play- ers with which she also appeared as a soloist. She continues to integrate contemporary and less known reper- toire in her performances. A passionate chamber musician, and devotes herself regularly to collabora- tions with other musicians. She is now based in Berlin, Germany.