C.P.E. Bach – Rondo in C minor, Wq 59/4

C.P.E. Bach – Fantasia in C Major, Wq. 61/6

 

J.S. Bach – English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807

    Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrée I – Bourrée II – Bourrée I
Gigue

C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in D Major, Wq. 61/2

   Allegro di molto

   Allegretto
Presto di molto

C.P.E. Bach – Fantasia in E-flat major Wq. 58/6  

— intermission —

Peter Eötvös (b. 1944) – Dances of the Brush-Footed Butterfly (2011)

 

J. S. Bach – Chromatic Fantasy und Fuge in D minor, BWV 903   

 

J. Brahms – Fantasies Op. 116, nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7  

    Capriccio – Presto energico

    Intermezzo – Andante
Capriccio – Allegro Appassionato

    Intermezzo – Andantino teneramente

    Capriccio – Allegro agitato

 

 

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Pianist Einav Yarden is praised for her “…imagination and exceptionally vivid playing…Sense of immense majesty, tempered by gentleness and quiet grace” (The Washington Post, USA), and “glistening rapture…ingenious humor” (Tagesspiegel, Germany).  She appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestera, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Jerusalem Symphony, Bucharest Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and others, under conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Steven Sloane, Leon Botstein, Frédéric Chaslin, Simon Halsey and Mendi Rodan.

Her solo engagements over the past seasons include solo performances at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Cortot in Paris, Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, Musis Arnhem in the Netherlands, and a solo performance at the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, subbing in for the international star Daniil Trifonov with just a few hours’ notice, and leaving the audience “deeply overjoyed and impressed” (Piano News, Germany). Other celebrated stages on which she has performed include the Berlin Philharmonie and the Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Schumannsaal in Düsseldorf, Musée d’Orsay Auditorium in Paris, and others.

Einav Yarden released three solo CDs on the label Challenge Classics, all of which received highly enthusiastic international acclaim on leading international magazines as Gramophone, Fono Forum, Diapason, Piano News Magazine, Fanfare Magazine, Luister Magazine, International Piano Magazine, Amadeus Magazine and many others. Her Haydn Sonatas CD was awarded the prestigious German Records Critics’ Prize (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik Bestenliste).

She is a passionate chamber musician and enthusiastically incorporates unique repertoire into her programs. Major festival appearances include the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival (France), Ravinia Festival (USA), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Menton Festival, and Flâneries Musicales de Reims Festival (France), Piano Biennale Festival (Netherlands), Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and Upper-Galilee Chamber Music Festival (Israel), and others.

She taught chamber music at the University for Music Freiburg from 2016-18 and served as part-time substitute professor of piano at the Music Conservatory of the Lucerne University and at the Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts in subsequent years. Among her competition awards are top prizes at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, Canada’s Esther Honens International Piano Competition, as well as top prizes at the Aviv Competitions in Israel, where she was awarded the piano Guralnik Prize and the prize for best performance of contemporary Israeli work.

She was a longtime student of the legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University), and prior to that studied with Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky at Tel Aviv University, earning high honors for her Bachelors and Masters degrees at both universities. In her youth she studied with Hadassa Gonen at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. She was a recipient of the AICF scholarships between 1996-2005. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany.

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