DUC Chamber Music Series: Einav Yarden, piano


Phantasiestücke (Three Fantasy Pieces)                     Robert Schumann

for piano, Op. 111 (1851)                                                  (1810 - 1856)

     I.   Sehr rash, mit leidenschaftlichem Vortrag 

     II.  Ziemlich langsam 

     III. Kräftig und sehr markiert



Bagatelles for piano, Sz. 38,                                                 Béla Bartók 

BB 50, Op. 6 (1908)                                                           (1881 - 1945)

     I.    Molto sostenuto

     II.   Allegro giocoso

     III.  Andante

     IV.  Grave (arr. of Hungarian folksong "Mikor gulyasbojtar voltam")

     V.   Vivo (arr. of Slovak folksong "Ej' po pred nas, po pred nas")

     VI.  Lento

     VII. Allegretto molto capriccioso



Bagatelles, Op. 33 (1801)                                  Ludwig Van Beethoven

     I.    Andante grazioso quasi allegretto                         (1770 - 1827)

     II.   Scherzo

     III.  Allegretto

     VII. Presto



Fantasie, Op. 17 (1838)                                              Robert Schumann

     I.   Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im  

          Legendenton - Erstes Tempo - Adagio - Im Tempo

     II.  Mässig. Durchaus energisch. - Etwas bewegter. - Viel 


     III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten. - Etwas 

          bewegter. - Nach und nach bewegter und schneller. - Adagio


Einav Yarden is praised for her “…imagination and exceptionally vivid playing…Sense of immense majesty, tempered by gentleness and quiet grace” (The Washington Post, USA), and “glistening rapture…ingenious humor” (Tagesspiegel, Germany). In 2005 she completed four years of study with the renowned pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University), earning a Masters of Music with high honors and a Graduate Performance Diploma. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Music from the Rubin Music Academy of the Tel Aviv University under the instruction of Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky, and her early education was with Hadassa Gonen at the Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv. Other piano guidance includes that of Elisso Virsaladze, Richard Goode and Prof. Zvi Meniker (on historical fortepianos). In 2013 she released her debut solo CD, ‘Oscillations’, on the label Challenge Classics. The CD received international praise and was selected as CD of the Month on the leading German piano magazine 'Piano News'. Einav Yarden has appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Rundfunk Chor, Minnesota Symphony, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bucharest Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Plovdiv Philharmonic, the Israel Symphony Rishon Le-Zion, under conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Leon Botstein, Stefan Blunier, Horia Andreescu, Mark Russell Smith, Simon Halsey, Mendi Rodan and others. She was the 3rd Prize Winner at the 2009 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, a Prize Winner at the 2006 Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and was also a Finalist at the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition. In addition, she won in 2001 the First Prize at the Aviv Competitions, the most distinguished national competition in Israel, taking the Guralnik Piano Prize as well as the Zilbermann Prize for performance of a contemporary Israeli work. She was a recipient of the AICF scholarships, an important scholarship institution in Israel, between1996-2005. Noteworthy stages she performed on include the Berlin Philharmonie and the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Berlin Konzerthaus, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Schumannsaal in Düsseldorf, the French festival “La Roque d’Antheron”, multiple solo appearances in "Flâneries Musicales de Reims" festival. Also in France, she gave recitals in Paris's Salle Cortot, the Musée d’Orsay Auditorium, the Grand Salon of the Hotel des Invalides and the Goethe Institute. As part of Lucern Festival in 2008, she was personally invited by Andras Schiff to take part in an intensive workshop on the five Beethoven concerti, which was also recorded and televised throughout Japan. Her other festival participations include the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), Ravinia Festival Steans Institute (USA), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Menton Festival (France), UpperGalilee Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Aspen Festival (USA) and Musique-en-Brionnais (France) among others. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC (England), Deutsches Welle, WDR, and Deutschlandradio Kultur (Germany), France Musique (France), WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), MPR (Minnesota), WBJC (Baltimore), WPR (Wisconsin), CBC (Canada) and Israel’s Kol Hamusica. While living in Israel, Einav was a member of the country’s leading contemporary group, the Israeli Contemporary Players with whom she also appeared as a soloist. She continues to integrate contemporary and lesser known repertoire in her performances. A passionate chamber musician, and devotes herself regularly to collaborations with other musicians. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.