Yehuda Inbar

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Berlin, Germany


    Artist Website

    Israeli pianist, born in Haifa. Upon finishing his 3 years long military service in the IDF as an outstanding musician, he studied at the Buchmann Mehta High school of Music and completed his B.Mus at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, studying with Eitan Globerson, Vadim Monastirsky and Dina Tugeman.

    In 2014 he moved to London to study with Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music, where he completed his Masters, Artist Diplome. Currently, he is working on his PhD in the same institution, receiving musical advice from Stephen Kovacevich.

    Yehuda has performed at Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, made his playing-directing debut in St.Martins in the Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and was selected as artist for the Kirckman Concert Society for a Wigmore Hall recital debut. Recently released to critical acclaim his debut CD with Oehms Classics, described by the Sunday Times as an “intriguing, deeply intelligent and sensitive pianist”, Diapason 5 tuning forks “rarely has Schubert seemed so human”, “Masterful Schubert interpreter” Pianonews 6/6 (Germany), on Pizzicato magazine Luxemburg: “Inbar plays with insight, temperament and great finesse”, and “intriguing, thought provoking and enlightening” (Haaretz).

    As a soloist Yehuda also played with the St. John’s chamber orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra , Netanya-Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra, and Ashdod symphony orchestra. He took part in festivals such as the Beethoven Fest in Bonn, Aegean Arts Festival,  Israel Festival, Piano Festival of the Royal Academy of Music, Dartington Summer Festival, Tibor Varga Festival and others, and appeared in piano duo with Michel Dalberto. Yehuda’s playing has been live broadcasted on the BBC Radio, Classic FM, and on the Israeli radio channel “Kol Hamusica”.

    In 2018 Yehuda curates a new concert series in central London at the Sherriff Centre, featuring jazz and classical music concerts in an unusual venue. Currently working on a long term project of performing the entire Schubert piano sonatas. An avid contemporary music player, he commissioned Michael Finnissy a new completion of Schubert’s Reliquie Sonata D840, Premiered in May 2017 and recorded for his debut CD, premiered pieces by Benaya Halperin, Amir Aranya, and performed with the Chamber Music Club for Israeli Music. In 2012 he curated in Tel-Aviv “Levinsky 24” concert series held in Amnon David Ar’s art studio, combining classical and Jazz concerts with figurative art.

    During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, he received the MacFarren gold medal as well as the Lloyds prize for the best piano recital, the Lilian Davies prize, third prize at the Beethoven society in Europe intercollegiate competition. Yehuda also won the first prize at the Kalmi piano competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, second prize at the national competition “Piano Forever”, a second prize at the academy’s concerto, Bondarenko family prize and a special prize for the performance of an Israeli piece from Tel-Hai international masterclasses.

    Recipient of scholarships with distinction from AICF (2009-2013), AIA (2014-2016), Royal Academy of Music Constance Bastard Memorial Scholarship (2014-2016), AJA (2015-2016), full scholarship from the Eden-Tamir piano duo cathedra (2010-2012), full scholarship for excellence in chamber music from the Jerusalem music academy (2009).

    Participated in Master Classes and intensive courses with Andras Schiff, Richard Goode, Michel Dalberto, Imogen Cooper, Pnina Salzman, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman and Arie Vardi.


    AICF Articles about Yehuda Inbar

    | Artist News
    As part of a PhD research at the Royal Academy of Music, Israeli pianist Yehuda Inbar is working with some of today’s leading composers on re-thinking Schubert’s music and identity. This project includes discussions, interviews and also collaborations…