About Tomer Gerwirtzman
Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity,” pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will perform the Bartók Concerto No. 3 at Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by David Robertson, as winner of Juilliard’s Concerto Competition, in April 2018. He has previously appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in his native Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic; with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg; and throughout the United States including the symphonies of Shreveport, Charlottesville, Bucks County, and South Arkansas. In recital, he has performed at London’s Steinway Hall, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York and in Washington, DC. He has also performed at U.S. music festivals including Bravo! Vail, Aspen, PianoFest in the Hamptons, New York’s International Keyboard Institute Festival and at festivals in Italy, Belgium and Germany. At the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Gewirtzman won First Prize and five special performance prizes. Other recognition includes First Prize at the Louisiana’s Wideman International Piano Competition, the Piano Prize and Audience Prize at the America - Israel Cultural Foundation's Aviv Competition, and First Prizes at many competitions in Israel. Mr. Gewirtzman started his piano studies at the age of eight with Raaya Shpol at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa, and continued with Vadim Monastirski from the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. From 2008 to 2011, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces where he combined military service with music studies with Arie Vardi. He earned his Master’s degree at The Juilliard School, working with Sergei Babayan, where he received the prestigious Kovner Fellowship. He continues his studies at Juilliard in the Artist Diploma program.