About Idan Shturman

Idan Shturman (b. 1998) is a young Israeli pianist.

Born to a musical family, Idan's great-grandmother was a pianist and his great grandfather a violinist.

Idan started playing piano at the age of 4 and played his first recital at the age of 12.
When he was 14, Idan played Mozart concerto k467 for the first time with the Ashdod symphony orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Uri Segal, as part of the 'Perugia' music festival in Italy. One year later Idan played
Saint Saens 2nd piano concerto with a Spanish orchestra under the baton of Maestro Dan Wen Wei, again as part of the Perugia music festival.

Idan is a recipient of the AICF excellency scholarships since 2012. He was awarded additional scholarships from the Ronen foundation, and played in concerts that were broadcasted on the Israeli radio.

Idan graduated from the Thelma Yellin School for the arts in 2016. There, he played Bach’s Keyboard concerto no 5 as a soloist with the school's orchestra under Maestro Guy Feder.

Idan won prizes in national and international competitions. Among them: the Ashdod national piano competition, Israeli National Radio's Young artist competition, a 3rd place prize in the Kalmi competition at the Jerusalem academy, Maria Giubilei special prize in Sansepolcro Italy, Classicalia international online competition semi finalist. Gold medalist of the Grand Maestro International Music competition 2022.

In 2021 Idan won the special prize of the Tel Hai international piano masterclasses for excellence in participation, in memory of Marina Bondarenko.

Idan took part in masterclasses with great artists like Murray Perahia, Maria João Pires, Peter Frankl and Michel Béroff.

Idan participated in the masterclasses of the Mozarteum summer academy with the great Aquiles Delle Vigne, Dina Yoffe and Dr.Robert Levin. He was awarded a full scholarships for the masterclass.

Idan played as part of the Salzburg Mozarteum summer academy in a special concert in the Wiener Saal.

In February 2023 Idan played a recital in Tel Aviv supported by the Ronen Foundation a program with Schumann Fantasie, Chopin sonata no 3 and Liszt sonata.

In September 2023 Idan played a recital in Tel Aviv with Schubert’s last sonata D.960 and 4 impromptus op 90.

Idan studied his Bachelor of music at the Buchmann Mehta School of music with prof. Arie Vardi.

As part of his studies Idan also studied one year of conducting with Dr. Uri Rom and one year of Orgel with Prof. Alexander Gorin.

Among Idan’s former teachers are Michal Tal, Adela Umansky and Hanna Shalgi.
In 2021-2022 Idan studied in the Jerusalem academy of music and dance with Prof. Yaron Rosenthal.

Among Idan’s mentors are great artists as Leslie Howard and Elizabeth Leonskaja, with whom Idan continues to study.

Currently, Idan is studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tantz Köln with Severin von Eckardstein, and Andreas Frölich.

Idan speaks fluent English, German, Hebrew, French and Russian.

Idan Shturman


Nahariya, Israel
Grant Recipient

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