Israeli pianist Itai Navon was born in Jerusalem in 1996, studied with Esther Narkiss at the conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and with prof. Emanuel Kresovsky in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv.
Curently, Itai is studying in the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Sir András Schiff, who also selected Itai for the 2018-19 season of his “Building Bridges” concert series, with performances throughout Europe.
Itai Navon has performed as a soloist with the Israel Camerata, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Symphonette Ra’anana and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Avi Ostrowsky, Yeruham Scharovsky, Rafi Kadishson and Bar Avni. He has performed extensively in Israel’s most important venues and has also given concerts in Europe and the United States, and has been featured on several radio broadcasts.
Itai Navon was a semi-finalist at the international Vendome Prize, Verbier, and a first prize winner of several national competitions, including the Clairmont competition, the Ashdod piano competition and the Young Artists Competition for chamber music.
Itai has attended numerous music festivals, including the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Gstaad Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master-Classes. He participated in the program for outstanding pianists run by the Edward Aldwell Center, as well as in the David Goldman chamber music program at the Jerusalem Music Center. He has had the privilege to take part in master classe with world-acclaimed artists such as Sir András Schiff, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Angela Hewitt, Jonathan Biss, Robert Levin and more.
Itai Navon is a recipient of an America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship since 2012.