Yehuda Inbar (piano)

Yehuda is an Israeli pianist, born in Haifa. In 2014 he moved to London to study with Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has performed at Royal Festival Hall, made his playing-directing debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia. As a soloist Yehuda has also played with the St John's chamber orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Netanya-Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra, and the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. He has taken part in festivals such as the Israel Festival, Piano Festival of the Royal Academy of Music, Dartington Summer Festival and the Tibor Varga Festival, and has appeared in a piano duo with Michel Dalberto. Yehuda's playing has been broadcast live on BBC Radio, 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, and is working on a long-term project of performing the entire Schubert piano sonatas. An avid contemporary music player, he commissioned from Michael Finnissy a new completion of Schubert's Reliquie Sonata D840, premiered in May 2017. Yehuda has also premiered pieces by Benaya Halperin and Amir Aranya, and has 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 has received the MacFarren Gold Medal as well as the Lloyds Prize for the best piano recital, the Lilian Daveis Prize, and third prize at the Beethoven Society in Europe intercollegiate competition. Yehuda has also won first prize at the Kalmi piano competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, second prize at the national competition "Piano Forever", second prize at the Acdemy's Concerto, Bundarenko 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), a full scholarship from the Eden-Tamir piano duo cathedra(2010-2012), and a full scholarship for excellence in chamber music from the Jerusalem music academy (2009).

Upon finishing his 3 years' military service at IDF as an outstanding musician, he studied at the Buchman Mehta High school of Music and completed his B.Mus at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His teachers include Joanna MacGregor, Michel Dalberto, Vadim Monastyrski, Eithan Globerson, Dina Turgeman, Emanuel Krasovsky and Dafna Feder. He has participated in masterclasses and intensive courses with Andrass Schiff, Michel Dalberto, Imogen Cooper, Pnina Salzman, Dimitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman and Arie Vardi.

Yehuda is currently furthering his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where completed his M.Mus and an artist diploma, and receives musical advice from Stephen Kovacevich.

Yehuda Inbar has just launched his debut CD: Schubert Unfinished Sonatas, Finnissy, Widmann (Oehms Classics)

Two unfinished Schubert sonatas are juxtaposed: the early and mysterious fragment in F sharp minor and the epic sonata in C major Reliquie, followed by Michael Finnissy's Vervollständigung von Schuberts D840, commissioned and premiered by Yehuda Inbar in May 2017 and receiving its first recording on this CD. The CD culminates with Jörg Widmann's Idyll und Abgrond: Six Schubert Reminiscences.

Click here to view the CD's trailer.

You can also buy the CD here