Lahav Shani conducts The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of the JMC

הפילהרמונית הצעירה

Date

19.7.2019

Friday 12:00

Hall

Lowy Concert Hall

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Venue

Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Hall

Lowy Concert Hall

Artists

Lahav Shani, conductor 

Concert Program

Bach: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, (1st mov.)

Prokofiev: Movements from Romeo and Juliet

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Event Info

 

The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is Israel’s leading youth orchestra. It operates under the aegis of the Jerusalem Music Center. It comprises about 100 of Israel’s outstanding young musicians aged 14-18 who are selected and invited to join the orchestra.

 

In the past decade over a thousand youngsters, all of them musicians of the highest level, have graduated from the orchestra and now hold important positions in the classical music community in Israel and abroad.

 

For the summer concerts of 2019 the orchestra will be conducted for the first time by Maestro Lahav Shani. As a young member of the youth orchestra Lahav Shani played the double bass. As his career advanced his talents and achievements as both pianist and conductor were noticed and admired by members of the orchestra who are now looking forward with much anticipation to working with him.

 

We invite you to join us for the annual series of festive concerts in which the members of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will play with youthful joy and excitement great works from the classical symphonic repertoire.

 

About Lahav Shani:

Lahav Shani, the designate Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, took over as Chief Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2018, being the youngest Chief Conductor in the orchestra’s history. In the 2017-18 season, he became Principal Guest Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, following a number of appearances with the orchestra since his debut in 2015, including a major European tour in 2016. He also works regularly with the Berlin Staatskapelle, both at the Berlin Staatsoper and in symphonic concerts. Recent and upcoming highlights as a guest conductor include engagements with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. His close relationship with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra started in 2007, when he performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto under the baton of Zubin Mehta and continued in the following years as both a pianist and a double-bass player. Lahav Shani was born in Tel Aviv in 1989 and started his piano studies aged six with Hannah Shalgi, continuing with Prof. Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. He went on to complete his studies in conducting with Prof. Christian Ehwald and piano with Prof. Fabio Bidini, both at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. Whilst a student he was mentored by Daniel Barenboim. In 2013 he won First Prize in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg. As a pianist, Lahav Shani made his solo recital debut at the Boulez Saal in Berlin in July 2018. He has play-directed piano concerti with many orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He also has considerable experience performing chamber music, appearing recently at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Cologne Philharmonie and the Verbier Festival.

 

For further information about the JMC:

https://www.jmc.org.il/index.php

For further information about the Education Programmes of the JMC:

https://www.jmc.org.il/E/index.php?p=educationE

For further information about YIPO:

https://www.jmc.org.il/E/index.php?p=edunew&id=8

Price Range

110 - 145 nis

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Price range

110 - 145 nis

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