"If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up." - Anna Akhmatova

Ammiel Bushakevitz piano Born in Jerusalem, Israel, and raised in South Africa, Ammiel Bushakevitz began playing piano at the age of four. A citizen of the Israel, the USA and South Africa, he has performed in venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Shanghai City Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Berlin Konzerthaus. He has appeared at the festivals in Salzburg, Aix-enProvence, Bayreuth, Granada, Lucerne, Cape Town, Milan, Heidelberg, Rome, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Beijing and Montreal; and the Schubertiades in Schwarzenberg, Hohenems, Vilabertran and Jerusalem. Ammiel Bushakevitz studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig and the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique in Paris under Phillip Moll and Alfred Brendel. He also studied fortepiano under Malcolm Bilson and Robert Levin. One of the last private students of the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ammiel was invited in 2011 by Fischer-Dieskau to accompany his Lieder masterclasses at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade in Austria. He is a top prize-winner at numerous competitions, including the Wigmore Hall Competition in London, the Schubert Competition in Stuttgart, the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, the Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart, the Prix International Pro Musicis in Paris as well as the Concours Léopold Bellan. Passionate about education, Ammiel Bushakevitz has presented masterclasses in universities and conservatories in the USA, Australia, Spain, Germany and China. He dedicates time to mentoring aspiring young musicians in developing countries and has offered music workshops and benefit concerts in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Mexico, Morocco and Zimbabwe. Ammiel Bushakevitz is a member of the Société des Arts Sciences et Lettres de Paris and Edison Fellow of the British Library, London. He is artistic director of the International Arts Association Les Voix d’Orphée in Paris, France.

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