Alona Milner

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Alona Milner was born in Israel in 1996 and started playing the piano when she was 10 years old with Mrs. Flora Geras at the Givatayim Music Conservatory. Since the age of 15 she studied with Dr. Michal Tal and currently she is studying with Prof. Tomer Lev. She Graduated from the Telma Yellin High School of Arts and served as an “outstanding musician” in the IDF. She completed four years of study at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music Tel Aviv University.

    She participated in prestigious courses such as Aspen Music Festival and School, Tel Hai Piano Masterclasses, Music fest Perugia, and more. She performed as a soloist with the Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra, the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra, the Alicante Symphony Orchestra, the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, under Yoav Talmi, Guy Feder, Mineah Ignat, and Uri Segal.

    Alona has been privileged in recent years to have masterclasses with world-acclaimed artists and professors such as Joseph Kalichstein, Gilbert Kalish, Victor Rosenbaum, Alexander Korsantia, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Julian Martin, Fabio Bidini, Hung-Kuan Chen, Anton Nel, Jerome Lowenthal, Michel Beroff, Ilja Scheps, Pascal Nemirovski, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Inon Barnatan Ilana Vered, Idith Zvi, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and  Murray Perahia for whom she is very fortunate to play several times a year.

    She had masterclasses with guest artists of the Israeli Philharmonic being held at the new Zucker Auditorium in Heichal Hatarbut, pianist Olga Scheps and violinist Renaud Capucon (chamber music).

    Alona is a part of the Jerusalem Music Center as a coordinator and teaching assistant of the Young Excellent Pianists’ Program since 2016.

    She was chosen to take part as a young jury in the 2020 Rubinstein Competition.

    Alona is a scholarship winner of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Excellence Scholarship, the Ronen Foundation Scholarship, Thelma Yellin Scholarship, and Stern Scholarship.

    She was the First prize winner of the Buchmann Mehta concerto competition, First prize winner of the Sternberg competition, and second prize in Primavera Pianistica Competition, EuroArts Music Festival and Academy and Poros International Piano Academy.

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