Iddo Bar-Shai, born 1977 in Nazareth, studied at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv with Pnina Salzman. He has visited numerous international master courses, many times the interpretation course by Alexis Weissenberg. When just 11 years old, Iddo Bar-Shai received a scholarship from the American-Israeli Culture Foundation. At the age of 12 he gave his debut with orchestra. He has been distinguished in various international competitions in France, Israel and USA. There followed invitations to the most important festivals such as those in La Roque d’Anthéron, Ravinia and Verbier. Iddo Bar-Shai participated in the festival „La Folle Journée“ in Nantes as well as at festivals in Lisabon, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. As chamber musician Iddo Bar-Shai has appeared with the Aviv Quartet, Ebène Quartet and Ysaye Quartet. Many of his concerts have been recorded live and transmitted by radio. He has received outstanding reviews for his first two CDs made for the Mirare label with sonatas by Haydn and mazurkas by Chopin.
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