Amit Yahav

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The multi-award-winning pianist Amit Yahav is in great demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, having earned his reputation for interpretations that grab and move audiences with passion and intellectual insight. Having received high praise for his interpretations of the music of Chopin and Schumann in particular, his concert career has taken him to more than a dozen countries.

Keen to program well-known and loved repertoire alongside lesser-known works, his repertoire stretches from the early Baroque to contemporary music. Alongside his performing career, Amit Yahav was invited to research Chopin with the generous support of the Royal College of Music’s Polonsky Award. In 2018, he earned a Doctor of Music degree for his thesis investigating interpretation in the music of Chopin.

In 2014, Amit Yahav was invited to present a lecture-recital on Chopin’s four Ballades as part of the Royal College of Music’s “Insight” series. Following this, he released his first CD, Amit Yahav plays Chopin. His playing on that disc has been acclaimed as “noble, sensitive, and full of good taste” (Arie Vardi).

Amongst Amit Yahav’s success include the György Solti Award for Professional Development and the 1st International Israeli Music Competition in London. Having won the latter, he was selected to perform works by Tzvi Avni in London’s Southbank Center in the presence of the composer.

Amit Yahav was born in Israel in 1987 and spent his formative years in Amsterdam. In 2005 he moved to study in London, where he currently resides.

Photo: Bill Lyons

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CD album cover 'Fantasien' (GEN 20709) with Amit Yahav


von Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Robert Schumann

Amit Yahav Piano

GEN 20709  –  3.7.2020