Alexey Shafirov

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Karmiel, Israel


    Alex was born in 1994 in Ulan-Ude, Russia, and moved to Israel in 2000 with his family. He grew up and studied in Karmiel, where he took piano lessons with Mrs. Inna Lerner

    After a five-year pause from classical music activity, serving in an elite unit in the Israeli intelligence forces, Alex took piano lessons with Dr. Michal Tal, conducting lessons with Dr. Evgeny Tsirlin. Later he applied to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and started his piano studies with Mr. Yaron Rosenthal, studying the theoretical courses with the composition and conducting faculty. In parallel he studied piano with Mrs. Hannah Shalgi as well.

    During his studies in Jerusalem, Alex won 1st prizes at two piano competitions at the academy: Haim Kalmi Solo Competition and Sharon Tavor Concerto Competition. He played at many masterclasses at the academy, in Aldwel Music Center and in the Jerusalem Music Center, for Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Gilberg Kalish, Jerome Lowenthal, Victor Rosenbaum, Norma Fischer and others. Also, he participated in the Young Artist piano competition, where he’s got the 5th prize. He’s been awarded with the Soraya Nazarian family scholarship for excellent students in chamber music for two years already.

    In 2018-2020 Alex received the AICF scholarship.

    Alex played in opera productions of the IMVAJ international vocal masterclasses, as well as in the Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival.

    Currently he serves as the pianist of the appreciated girls choir “Ankor”, with whom he performed in Israel and abroad.