Einav Yarden, a native of Israel, completed four years of extensive study with renowned pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. There she received a Masters of Music with highest honors (2005) and a Graduate Performance Diploma(2003). Ms. Yarden began her piano studies at age six. A graduate of the Israeli Conservatory of Music where she studied with Hadassa Gonen, she then went on to study with Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky at Tel Aviv’s Rubin Academy and completed her Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors.
Ms. Yarden competed in the prestigious Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada and won fifth prize there, playing as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. She is a prize winner of many competitions, among them First Prize in the Aviv Competitions in 2001, the most highly acclaimed competition in Israel. In addition to the Rafi Guralnik Prize, she also received the Olja and Miriam Zilbermann Prize for the best performance of an Israeli piece. She was also the First Prize winner at the Tel Hai International Piano Competition in 2003 and a winner of the 2002 Buchman-Heyman Prize for excellence and achievement. Other first prizes include the Piano and Chamber Music Competitions at the Israeli Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv (2001, 1998), and the Ariana Katz piano competition (1999).
She is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 1996.
Einav made her debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Aldo Ceccato in 2001. In addition to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, she has also performed with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le’zion, the Plovdiv Phiharmonic, the Israel Sinfonette, the Israeli Stage Orchestra, the Haifa Youth Symphony and others. Her other performances have been given in Austria, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Scotland, England, Canada and throughout the USA.
Among her festival participations are the IMS Prussia Cove (England, 2005), Sarasota Music Festival (2005), Aspen School and Festival (2004), Steans Institute for Young Artists of Ravinia Festival (2002 and 2001), from which she was engaged to perform in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, the Verbier Festival & Academy (Switzerland 2000), the Pablo Casals Festival & Academy (France 1998) and the Tel Hai Piano Masterclasses (Israel 1999, 2000, 2003). At the invitation of the Steans Institute, she also toured with the Ravinia Rising Stars series in Chicago and throughout Florida.
Her masterclass experiences include playing for such artists as Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Andras Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Alexis Weissenberg, Dmitri Bashkirov, Claude Frank, Robert Levin, John Perry, Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein and numerous others.
Ms. Yarden performs regularly in Israel’s most prestigious venues, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her performances have been recorded and broadcast on Israel’s “Kol Hamusica” classical station, CBC in Canada, WBJC in Baltimore and WFMT in Chicago. While still living in Israel, Einav was a member of her country’s leading contemporary chamber ensemble, the Israeli Contemporary Players with which she also appeared as a soloist.