Dvorak SM&RT Concert | 16 May 2012

Yossi Reshef

Ticket holders are entitled to a free entry for the pre-concert. They are also invited to a glass of wine with the comliments of Modo. The pre-concert talk starts at 19:00 in the Central Military Club’s Concert Hall. The wine reception starts at 19:30.


Antonin Dvorak
Poetic Tone Pictures, op. 85

I. On the Road at Night: Allegro moderato
II. Toying: Allegretto leggiero
III. At the Old Castle: Lento
IV. Spring Song: Poco allegro
V. Peasant’s Ballad: Allegro giusto
VI. Reverie: Andante
VII. Furiant: Allegro feroce
VIII. Goblins’ Dance: Allegretto
IX. Serenade: Moderato e molto cantabile
X. Bacchanal: Vivacissimo
XI. Tittle-Tattle: Andante con moto
XII. At a Hero’s Grave: Tempo di marcia
XIII. At Svata Hora: Poco lento

Yossi Reshef, piano (biography)

Yossi Reshef has established himself as an international concert pianist. His career, to date, has taken him to many countries around the world where he has received critical acclaim for his artistry. His recent performances have taken him to Britain, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Spain, Russia, Azerbaijan and a number of venues in the United States including Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, Santa Fe, and Carnegie Hall where he made his debut with the Reshef Ensemble in 1999.

Reshef holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where he was assistant to Prof. Norman Krieger. He previously studied under the legendary Pnina Salzman at the Tel Aviv University, Rubin Academy of Music. Other teachers include Mrs. Martha Even-Shushan and Prof. Jonathan Zak.

Reshef is a faculty member at the Apple Hill Chamber music festival in New Hampshire since 1996, and a professor at the “Upbeat Hvar” International summer school in Croatia since 2001, and has conducted master classes in the U.S. and Europe, focusing on interpretation and practicing methods. He has given master classes in such prestigious venues as the Gnessin Conservatory in Moscow, the Lodz Academy in Poland, the Baku Academy in Azerbaijan, and the Zagreb Academy in Croatia. He has collaborted with such reknown artists such as Nino Ruzevic, Nikolaj Znaider, Yuval Gotlibovich and Jonathan Gotlibovich, Dora Schwarzberg, the Serenata of Santa Fe wind players and the Apple Hill chamber players.

Alongside his performing and teaching career, Reshef has also worked in Hollywood as a Film Composer and Musical Director . His recent collaboration as Musical Director with Director Andrew W. Chan on the independent feature “Ivory” will be released next year. Reshef coached the actors, and can be heard playing the main character of Andreas. The actors in this project include Tim Draxl, Martin Landau, Erika Marozsan, Peter Stormare, and Travis Fimmel.

A native of Israel, Yossi Reshef is winner of numerous prizes and awards including the America Israel Cultural Foundation Excellency scholarship award; the Zilbermann first prize award for the best interpretation of Israeli piano music; the second prize in the Rubin Academy Competition; the Apple Hill Playing for Peace Scholarship; the Tel Aviv University Dean’s Excellency Award; the John Tesh Scholar; the Adele Marcus Foundation Music Scholarship; the John Green Endowed Music Scholarship; the David Nowakowsky Music Scholarship; the Alice Ray Catalyne Music scholarship in piano; the Michael Feinstein music scholarship and the Ann and Gordon Getty Music Foundation Scholarship.

Yossi Reshef currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


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