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Born into an artistically gifted family in Israel, Mordecai Shehori embraces a rich pianistic tradition that emphasizes a unique physical and spiritual approach to music making, as taught to him early on by the legendary pianist Mindru Katz. Shehori came to America to continue his musical studies and graduated from the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Beveridge Webster. He later studied with Claude Frank at the Mannes College of Music. In this concert, Mr. Shehori plays music by Lully, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Racmaninov and Saint-Saens.
Today, Shehori is internationally recognized for his brilliant virtuosity, sophisticated and inspired interpretation, and consummate musicianship. Having performed and recorded a wide-ranging repertoire with 29 critically acclaimed solo published CDs to date, Shehori cites his close collaboration and friendship with Vladimir Horowitz as a significant source of knowledge and inspiration. He has also gained inspiration from one-on-one sessions with important pianists such as Stefan Askenase (a student of Liszt's disciple Emil von Sauer), Gina Bachauer, Alexis Weissenberg and violinist Nathan Milstein.
When not concertizing around the world, Mordecai Shehori resided for many years in New York City, where he was sought after and admired as a highly skilled teacher. He devotes much of his time to teaching the art of the piano to graduates of the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music.
Recently, Mr. Shehori relocated to Las Vegas where he enjoys warmer weather and beautiful mountain views, allowing him to focus more intensely on concert preparations and producing rare historical recordings of legendary musicians. Mr. Shehori is the founder and president of Cembal d'amour, a classical music recording company dedicated to the release of rare historical recordings by legendary figures such as Jascha Heifetz, Simon Barere, Henryk Szeryng, Mindru Katz, Bidu Sayao, Berl Senofsky and David Nadien. Shehori's annual New York concerts (27 to date) are eagerly anticipated by a broad audience of musically sophisticated listeners.
A genuine Renaissance man, endowed with overwhelming and multi-faceted gifts, Mr. Shehori's uncompromising artistry is evident in every note that he plays. He possesses the rare ability to bring music to such a high level that it becomes a transcendental experience for the listener. In this world of instantaneous music and gratification, many pianists' music simply reaches our ears, but Mr. Shehori's touches the inner depths of our soul.
|Date:||Saturday, November 16|
|Location:||Schultz Cultural Arts Hall|
$38 | $48 | $58
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