Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano
As winner of Juilliard’s Piano Concerto Competition, Tomer Gewirtzman performed Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by David Robertson. He has previously appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in his native Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg; and across the US, including the symphonies of Shreveport, Charlottesville, Bucks County, and South Arkansas.
In recital, Tomer has performed at London’s Steinway Hall, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and in New York and Washington, DC, on the Young Concert Artists Series. He has also performed across the US at Bravo! Vail, Aspen Music Festival and School, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, as well as internationally at festivals in Italy, Belgium, and Germany. At the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Tomer won first prize and five special performance prizes. Other recognition includes first prize at the Wideman International Piano Competition, audience and piano awards from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Aviv Competition, and first prizes at many competitions in Israel.
Tomer earned his master’s degree and artist diploma at The Juilliard School, working with Sergei Babayan, where he received a Kovner Fellowship. As part of his fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Tomer teaches at Adrien Block IS 25 in Queens.