Almog Segal (born in 1995, Jerusalem) is an Israeli Pianist and first prize winner of competitions in Israel and abroad. Almog has played in major halls in Israel, Europe, America and Asia and performed with all the Israeli leading orchestras. Since October 2018 he is a pupil of Prof. Balazs Szokolay, at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, Germany.
Almog began his piano studies at the age of 11 with Mrs. Luisa Yoffe (with whom he studied for 8 years) at the “Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna”, and composition studies with Israeli composer Israel Sharon at age 13. Graduated from the Israel Arts and Science Academy and served as an “outstanding musician” in the IDF, from 2014 to 2018 Almog was a student of Prof. Tomer Lev in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv (Israel), where he has played in mastercalsses with well known pianists such as Yuja Wang, Cristoph Eschenbach and Murray Perahia.
Almog has won the 1st prize in the “M. Clairmont Competition” (2018), 1st prize and “The Best Performance of an Israeli Composition Prize” in the “Voice of Music Young Artist Competition” (Jerusalem, Israel 2018), 1st prize and Audience Favorite prize in “The 13th International MozARTé Competition” (Aachen, Germany 2017), as well as 1st prizes in “Piano Forever Competition” (2012 – category 16-18, 2016 – category 19-28), “Pnina Salzman Competition” (2015), and “The Israel Chopin Piano Competition” (2011). In addition, he is a recipient of the AICF scholarships since 2012.
Outside of Israel, Almog has performed in “Aspen Music Festival” (CO), “PYPA” (PA) and “Apple Hill” (NH) in the US, “MusicFest Perugia” in Italy, “Musica Munda” in Belgium, “Xiamen-Gulangyu Music Festival” in China, “Orpheo” in Netherlands and in many other festivals and recitals in Hong-Kong, Britain, Germany, France, Austria, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and more.
Almog has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Britain), the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Virtuosi Orchestra (Ukraine), Aachen Sinfoniker (Germany), Hong-Kong Academy Chamber Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Netanya-Kibutz Orchestra, Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, Hiafa Symphony Orchestra, Tel-Aviv Soloists Orchestra and worked with conductors such as Alexander Hülshoff, Dmitry Yablonskyi, Yi-An Xu, Sharon Andrea Choa, Vag Papian, Yaron Gottfried, Barak Tal, Nimrod David Pfeffer and more.
In 2014 Almog was invited to be a jury member at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in frame of their young jury project. Since 2015 he is a member of “Multipiano” – an international ensemble of 4 pianists, together they have performed in many recitals in 4 continents and lately recorded together with the Royal Symphony Orchestra concertos for 2-4 pianists for “Naxos”.