About Guy Pardo

“Pardo’s artistry, his sense of perspective and virtuosity infused each work with an air of musical adventure, with the listener perched at the edge of his seat eager to meet each new and unpredictable contexture.”
Pamela Hickman's Concert Critique Blog.

Physicist and harpsichord player, a graduate (magna cum laude) of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in a unique program that included music (harpsichord), physics, and musicology. He studied under Yuval Admony, Yaron Rosenthal (piano) and prof. David Shemer (harpsichord). In 2021 he completed two years of advanced graduate studies in harpsichord with prof. Shemer while simultaneously completing a master’s degree in quantum physics. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in quantum physics while enjoying a rewarding musical career.

As a pianist, Guy participated in several international music seminars including: “Music Fest Perugia” (Italy), “Tel-Hai International Piano Masterclasses” (Sde-Boker), “Primavera Pianistica” (Belgium) and “Poros Music Festival”; and performed as a soloist with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Alicante University (Spain).

As a harpsichord player, he was awarded the 2020-21 Sharett Grant for Creative Excellence in early music performance (America-Israel Cultural Foundation) and co-founded the Nari Baroque Ensemble (first prize in TARF 2021). Nari performs in major Israeli chamber music concert series and festivals, including the “Felicia Blumental International music Festival” in Tel-Aviv, “Youth at the center” in the Jerusalem Music Center, “The Holiday of Holidays” festival in Haifa, “Monday Afternoon Concerts” in Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra “Witches” Festival. Pardo is also a member of Ensemble PHOENIX, with which he usually plays organ in concert series of liturgical/choral works.

Guy participated in masterclass sessions with notable international harpsichordists (Corina Morti, Kenneth Weiss), and in 2021 he produced and performed the live-streamed online vocal concert “Flames and tears” (with Liron Givoni, soprano) under the auspices of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Additionally, he works as an accompanist for recitals, competitions and recording sessions, and regularly plays continuo with JAMD students.

Guy Pardo

Cembalo / Harpsichord, Baroque / Early Music

Jerusalem, Israel
Grant Recipient

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