Idan Shturman

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Idan Shturman

Idan Shturman (b. 1998) is a young Israeli pianist. He started playing piano at the age of 4 when he was found to have perfect pitch and photographic memory.
Idan studied for his Bachelor of music in the Buchmann Mehta School of music with prof.Arie Vardi. He played his first recital at 12 years old and later at 14 years old he played with the Ashdod Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Uri Segal Mozart piano concerto k467.
One year later, at 15, Idan played Saint Saens 2nd piano concerto under the baton of Maestro Uri Segal with Spanish orchestra in Perugia Italy.
Idan graduated from the Thelma Yellin School for the Arts in 2016. Today, Idan is studying in the Hochschule für Musik und Tantz Köln and privately with Elizabeth Leonskaja.
Idan is also taking lessons with his mentor, the great Leslie Howard.
Idan participated in masterclasses with great artists such as Maria Joao Pires, Murray Perahia, Michel Beroff.
Idan played concerts in Israel and abroad and participated in a live broadcast concert of the Israeli Radio. In Salzburg, Idan played at the Bösendorfer Saal and the Wiener Saal.
He received AICF scholarships since 2012, Ronen foundation, as well as winning third prize in the Ashdod National Piano Competition, fourth place at the Young Artist Piano Competition in Jerusalem, and the Maria Giubiei special prize in Italy. In Summer 2022, Idan received a full scholarship for the Mozarteum Summer Academy.
In 2021 Idan won the special prize of the Tel Hai international piano masterclasses for excellence in participation, in memory of Marina Bondarenko and Ronen foundation scholarship.
In 2022 he won the gold medal of the international Grand Maestro online music competition and the 3rd prize of the Kalmi competition in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Idan speaks fluent English,Hebrew,German,French and Russian.

“Idan is a real musicians' musician, a true poet of the keyboard, not lacking in fire, passion and technique, but all his gifts directed at the essential musical message of the composer.”
– Leslie Howard.
“Idan Shturman is a brilliant, sensitive, thinking musician and pianist!”
- Elizabeth Leonskaja.