Multi-award-winning pianist Amit Yahav is much in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Amit's repertoire stretches from before Bach to contemporary music, although he specialises in the music of the 19th century. Having received high praise for his interpretations of the music of Schumann and Chopin, Amit is currently conducting doctoral research on the latter with the generous support of the Royal College of Music's Polonsky Award.
In performance, Amit's interpretations are historically informed, and are often made accessible to the audience by spoken introductions which place the works in a historical, social and cultural context. Amit is keen to programme well-known and loved repertoire as well as lesser-known works.
Amongst Amit's success are the Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize, the Special Jury Prize at the Northwood-Ruislip Concerto Competition, the György Solti Award for Professional Development, and the Brooks-van der Pump Pianist Prize at the Royal College of Music. Amit also won the 1st International Israeli Music Competition in London and consequently performed Zvi Avni's On the Verge of Time in London's Southbank Centre in the presence of the composer.
Most recently, Amit released his newest CD "Amit Yahav Plays Chopin", containing the four Ballades alongside the two Polonaises op.26 and the C# Minor Scherzo op.39. This release follows Amit's tour showcasing the four Ballades in an explained recital, which was selected by the Royal College of Music as part of their Insight Series of soirees offered to their donors.
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