Fri May 1
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Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Presented by Cleveland International Piano Competition
Yaron Kohlberg is among Israel’s leading pianists, having played in major halls in more than forty countries over five continents. He has won over ten international prizes, including the Silver Medal at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Kohlberg speaks six languages, including Mandarin Chinese, and uses them often during his performances worldwide. In 2018, he moved to Cleveland full-time as President of the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
Kohlberg has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kremlin in Moscow, the UN Hall in Geneva, Asahi Hall in Tokyo, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the Hall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, and elsewhere. He will be performing at the Vatican for Pope Francis in 2020. He has also performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, among them the Cleveland Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Radio Orchestra, the Palermo Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
In recent years Kohlberg has teamed up with Bishara Haroni to form the highly successful Duo Amal Israeli-Palestinian piano duo. A Steinway Artist, Kohlberg is known for combining classical music with new arrangements of popular and world music.