Idan Shturman


Idan Shturman

Idan Shturman (b.1998) was born to a musical family.

Idan started playing at the age of 4. He started studying with Maestra. Charita Baksht and later with Maestra. Evgenya Mantvalinskaya in his native city Naharya. He played his first recital at the age of 12. At the age of 15, Idan played in a concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the “keynote” program.

Idan played with great conductors as Maestro Guy Feder, Maestro Uri Segal, and Maestro Danwen Wei.
Idan is a recipient of the AICF excellency scholarships since 2012. He was awarded additional scholarships from the Ronen foundation and played in concerts in the Eden Tamir center and in the Jerusalem Music Center that were broadcasted on the Israeli radio.

In 2018, Idan played a few Beethoven sonatas in the Series of Prof. Tomer Lev in the Buchmann Mehta School of Music. In the same year Idan played in concerts as part of the “Primavera Pianistica” festival in Belgium. In 2022, Idan played in an opera production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” under the baton of Maestro. Yuval Zorn. In 2023, he played the Pavel Haas Suite in a concert in Immanuelskirche Wuppertal, recorded for the WDR.

Idan played the suite also in Solingen museum for arts and in Cologne. He played recitals in Studio Annette with a program of Schumann Fantsie, Chopin Sonata No 3 and Liszt Sonata and with a Schubert program, with the last sonata D960 and the 4 Impromptus Op 90. He recorded an album with Schumann Fantasie and Liszt Sonata in the Jerusalem Music Center.

In 2024 Idan, played in the concert series of Maestro Gil Shohat, and was invited to participate in the prestigious “Artenetra” masterclass in France with Prof. Rena Shereshevskaya.

Idan won prizes in national and international competitions. Among them the Steinberg competition, Ashdod national piano competition, Israeli National Radio's “Young Artist” competition, Kalmi competition of the Jerusalem academy, Maria Giubilei special prize in Sansepolcro Italy, Semi finalist of Classicalia international competition and Grand Maestro competition golden prize.

Idan participated twice in the Music Fest Perugia where he played with the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra Mozart’s Concerto K.467 and Saint Saens 2nd piano concerto with a Spanish Orchestra. He participated several times in the Tel Hai international masterclasses and was supported with scholarships. In 2021 Idan won the special prize of the Tel Hai international piano masterclasses for excellence in participation in memory of Marina Bondarenko. He played several times with the violinist Maestra. Vera Vaidman as part of the masterclass.

Idan participated in masterclasses of the Mozarteum summer academy with great artists as Dr. Robert Levin, Maestro Aquiles Delle Vigne and Maestra. Dina Yoffe. He was supported with scholarships for the masterclass and played in special concerts in the Wiener Saal and the Bösendorfer Saal.

Idan graduated from the Thelma Yellin high school in 2016 and played as a soloist with the school orchestra.
He was part of a special program of the Jerusalem Music Center and studied harmony and music theory classes with Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg. Idan was part of the special program of the Jerusalem Music Center and the Edward Aldwell special program.

Idan studied his Bachelor of music at the Buchmann Mehta School of music with Prof. Arie Vardi. As part of his studies He studied ear training course with Dr.Bat-Sheva Rubinstein, conducting course with Dr. Uri Rom and organ with Prof. Alexander Gorin.

Among Idan’s former teachers are Maestra. Mira Rabinovich, Prof. Daniel Hoexter, Dr. Michal Tal (Givatayim Conservatory), Maestra.Adela Umansky (Kefar Sava Conservatory), and Maestra. Hanna Shalgi.

Idan studied for one year in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with Dr. Zecharia Plavin, Prof. Benjamin Oren, Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya and Prof. Yaron Rosenthal.

Idan was instructed in chamber ensembles with Maestro. Yuval Admoni, Prof. Lily Dorfman, Prof. Arnon Erez, Dr. Lilach Levanon, Prof. Yaron Rosenthal, Maestra. Vera Vaidman, Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg.

Idan participated in masterclasses with great artists as Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Prof. Dmitry Bashkirov, Prof. Michel Béroff, Prof. Eduardo Delgado, Prof. Victor Derevianko, Prof. Lily Dorfman, Prof. Alon Goldstein, Maestro. Boris Giltburg, Prof. Till Fellner, Prof. Peter Frankl, Prof. Leslie Howard, Prof. Boris Kleiner, Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky, Prof. Agathe Leimoni, Prof. Tomer Lev, Prof.Pietro de Maria, Prof. Claudio Martinez Mehner, Prof.Zvi Meniker, Prof. Vadim Monastyrski, Maestra. Elizabeth Leonskaja, Dr. Rieta Lesukhin, Dr.Robert Levin, Prof. Pascal Nemirovsky, Prof. John Parry, Maestro Murray Perahia, Maestra Maria João Pires, Prof. Alessandra Ammara, Prof.Roberto Prosseda, Prof. Tamas Ungar, Maestro. Roman Rabinovich, Prof. Aviram Reichert, Maestro. Adi Rosenkranz, Maestra. Irit Rub, Dr. Sonia Rubinsky, Maestro. Gidon Shamir, Dr. Mark Shaviner, Prof. Craig Sheppard, Prof. Rena Shereshevskaya, Prof. Vladimir Shkolnik, Maestro. Gershon Silbert, Prof. Alexander Tamir, Prof. Aquiles Delle Vigne, Prof. Pilar Valero, Maestra. Ilana Vered, Prof. Michael Wladkowski, Maestro. Shai Wosner, Dr. Ofra Yitzhaki, Prof. Dina Yoffe, Prof. Jonathan Zak, Maestro. Michael Zartsekel - Sokolik, Prof. Tatiana Zelikman, Prof. Lilya Zilberstein, Maestro. Ran Zemach, Prof. Asaf Zohar, and Maestra. Idith Zvi.

Among Idan’s mentors are great artists as Prof. Michel Béroff, Prof. Leslie Howard, Maestra Elizabeth Leonskaja, Maestro. Uri Segal, Maestro. Gershon Silbert, and Maestro. Yoav Talmi.

Currently, Idan is studying for his Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Prof. Severin von Eckardstein.
Prior, Idan also studied with school teachers Prof. Dr. Florence Millet, Prof. Sheila Arnold and Prof. Andreas Frölich.