Monday, January 23, 2023

Yuval Admony

Teaching Languages : English, Italian, Hebrew

Pianist Yuval Admony is a Professor of Piano Duos, Piano Solo and Chamber Music in the following establishments. Piano Duos: The Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University, The Tel Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel and The Jerusalem Music. Piano Duo Master Classes abroad include the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, PTNA - Japan National Piano Teachers Association in Tokyo, KNUA - The Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, Piano Fest in Subotica, Serbia. Piano Solo: Taught at Ramat Hasharon and Givatayim Conservatories, and in international courses such as: Primavera Pianistica in Belgium, Euro Arts in Halle, Germany, Perugia MusicFest in Italy, Poros International Academy in Greece, The Norwegian National Academy of Music in Oslo, The Pacific Rim Festival in the Vancouver Island, Academia Valdarnese, and Trieste Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini in Italy, World Piano Teachers Association in Novi Sad in Serbia.

Mr. Admony has been a jury member in National & International Competitions including The America–Israel Foundation, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Academies Chamber Music and Concerti Competitions, The Concerto Competition in Tel Hai Piano Master Course, Qualified Musicians in the Israeli Defense Force, IBLA GRAND PRIZE in Sicily, Piano Duo Competitions Duettissimo and Take Two in Israel, New Immigrants Competition, and others. His students have been prizewinners in national competitions such as the National Piano Duo Competition and The Glitter of the Baroque, The Pnina Zalzman Competition, audition winners to play with the Israeli philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and award recipients of the American Israeli Foundation. His students participated in Summer Courses in Israel & abroad: Perugia Italy, Vlasti Greece, Castle D’Úrsel Belgium, EuroArts in Germany, Poros Festival in Greece and Piano Fest in Serbia.

Mr. Admony directed for a decade the concert series: Around the Piano hosting leading musicians from Israel and abroad. In 2003 he co-founded and was the Artistic Director of: The 1st International Piano Duo Festival in Israel presenting duos from 10 countries in The Israel Opera House and The Jerusalem Theatre – hosting Israeli Chamber Orchestra. Member of the Music Committee in Israel Ministry of Culture, and Chair of Israel Piano Teachers Association. He is the author of the book: "THE WONDERS OF MUSIC", 4-hand pieces for Teacher & Pupil based on music theory topics (The Scale ~ Tone & Semitone ~ Intervals ~ Chords ~ Chord Degrees ~ Clefs ~ Note Values ~ Grand Finale) along illustrated music fables.

Yuval Admony holds a Masters Degree from the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and an ArtistDiploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. After his studies, he joined the Mozart European Foundation and performed in chamber music festivals in Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Florence. His live concerts of Enescu’s 2 Piano Quartets in the Slowazki Theatre in Krakow were released with EMF label in Salzburg. Other solo releases: the CD: Towards 2000 recorded by the Israeli Composers League in the Anthology: “Psanterin” –100 years of Israeli composition for piano solo.

In 1996 Yuval formed The Kanazawa-Admony Piano Duo with Japanese pianist (and wife) Tami Kanazawa. Since then, the Duo has been conducting an active career in Israel and abroad. First prizewinner of 5 international piano duo competitions: The 2008 Oslo Prize in Grieg Concours, The 2005 Menuhin Gold Prize in Osaka International Competition, the 2002 IBLA GRAND PRIZE in Sicily, The 2001 Rome Prize and The 2000 Tokyo Competition. Recipients of The Israel Minister of Culture Award for a Permanent Ensemble.

 They have been described in terms of: “heights of virtuosity and fantasy” [BNN Germany], “Astonishing coordination and refined musical taste” [Jerusalem Post] “real artistic sentiment” [Odessa Reporter] and Unity and musicality that is above criticism" [Music Today, Japan]. 

Kanazawa-Admony have performed in over 30 countries. Prestigious halls include Carnegie Hall, New York, Argentina Theatre in Rome, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, Warsaw National Radio Hall, Budapest Congress Hall, Jerusalem Theatre and others. International Festivals include The Budapest Spring Festival, Baltic Piano Duets Festival in St. Petersburg, The Pacific Rim Festival in Canada, Klavierduo Festival in Germany, Odessa Dialogues, Asian Music Festival, Piano Fest in Subotica, Serbia, Felicja Blumental Festival, Upper Gallilee Festival and The Israel Festival. 

They were broadcast on the radio stations of BBC London, CBC Canada, Tokyo FM, NHK Japan, BNR Bulgaria, Warsaw Radio 2, Budapest National Radio, Radio New Zealand and Israel “Voice of Music”. 

As guest duo soloists they appeared with Israel's leading orchestras amongst which; The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. The Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Lezion, Israel Chamber Orchestra Tel Aviv, Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, and others. Their CD featuring The Symphonic Poems by Liszt with NAXOS Label, received claim in the music magazines Fanfare and International Piano. Other releases include: Rhapsodies for Two Pianos with Romeo Records Label, Ami Maayani Double Concerto with Fons Music Foundation Label.