Shani Kapelyushnik

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Hod-HaSharon, Israel

    August 27, 2020 - September 27, 2020

    Various locations

    Shani was born on March 07, 2009 in Israel. She began to play the piano at the age of 5 under the guidance of her teacher Tania Kozlova, and currently she is studying with her at Israel Conservatory Tel – Aviv.
    Shani’s first public performance on stage was when she was just 5 years old. At the age of 6, Shani participated in her first national piano competition, “Piano Forever” and won an encouragement prize at 6-11 age group, being the youngest contestant in the competition.

    Shani is a prizewinner of many national and international piano competitions in Israel and abroad: Šabac International competition for young pianists, Serbia (2020, Grand-prix); “Scherzo” competition in Tel Aviv (2020, 2017 and 2018, 1st prize); «Riga international piano competition” (2018, 2nd prize); “21st century art” International competition for young performers in Kiev (2018, 1st prize);  “Piano Forever 2017” Israeli national competition in age group 6-11(1st prize); “ Piano Forever 2016” (3rd prize); “Edelweiss” competition in Wien, Austria (2016, 1st prize), “Carmel Debut international competition” for young pianists in Carmel, Indianapolis, USA (2016, 2nd prize in concerto division and encouragement prize in solo division).

    At the age of 7, Shani performed her first solo concerto (Mozart concerto in F Major) with Ashdod Symphonic Orchestra. At the age of 8, Shani was chosen to play Mozart 21 concerto in C Major with Haifa Symphonic Orchestra and she performed this concerto in the Ashdod center of performing art as part of the “Big Classical Series” in January 2018. Shani also performed with Kiev Fantastic Orchestra 2019, The National Ukrainian chamber orchestra “Kiev soloists” in 2018, and again with Ashdod Symphonic Orchestra in 2018.

    In 2018, Shani was nominated in the TV ceremony “Person of the year” and she won in the category “Stars of the future”.

    Shani is America-Israel Cultural foundation scholarship recipient in piano for 2018-2019, 2020-2021, excellent scholarship recipient at Israel Conservatory Tel-Aviv in 2020, scholarship recipient of “Zfunot Tarbut” fund in 2018.