"When I play a Bechstein grand, I particularly appreciate the way its lasting sound and clear voice enable a tailored use of the various registers and generate unique musical colors."
Israeli pianist Yehuda Inbar was born in Haifa in 1987 and started playing the piano at the age of six under Dafna Feder. Subsequently, he studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance under Eitan Globerson, Dina Turgeman and Vadim Monastryrski and received a bachelor’s degree. In 2014 he moved to London to study under Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music and obtained a master’s degree in music. He also took master classes and intensive courses from Thomas Adès, Imogen Cooper, Dmitri Baschkirow, Boris Berman, Michel Dalberto, Richard Goode, Ferenc Rados, Pnina Salzman, András Schiff and Arie Vardi.
As a soloist Yehuda played with the St. John’s Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Netanya Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra and the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Brandenburger Symphoniker, which he also directed. Selected by the Kirckman Concert Society for a recital at Wigmore Hall, he later performed at other famous venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, many of which performances were broadcasted live on the BBC and Kol Hamusica radio stations.
Yehuda also performed in duo with Michel Dalberto and participated in a number of festivals (Beethovenfest Bonn, Israel Festival, Dartington Summer Festival, Tibor Varga Festival, Piano Festival of the Royal Academy of Music).
As an avid champion of contemporary music, Yehuda commissioned Michael Finnissy to complete Schubert’s Sonata Reliquie D 840, premiered the piece in May 2017 and recorded it on his debut CD released on the Oehms Classics label which garnerd rave reviews in the Sunday Times and Pizzicato magazines.
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