Digital Program Smith Gluzman MultiPiano

MULTIPIANO ENSEMBLE Formed as a unique modular piano ensemble, MultiPiano is dedicated to the rich literature written for keyboard ensembles, from one piano with four hands to several pianos in a variety of multi-hand combinations. The MultiPiano project was launched in 2011 under the umbrella of the Buchmann–Mehta School of Music, a joint institution of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic. Featuring some of Israel’s radiant young pianists and their mentor Tomer Lev, one of the country’s prominent musicians, the MultiPiano project attracted much international attention immediately upon its foundation. The ensemble has performed on four continents, from the Beijing Concert Hall and Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón to New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and high-profile venues in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Riga and Tallinn, collaborating with worldclass orchestras and organizations such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), English Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and others, and the Mozarteum Argentino. The ensemble has performed at the Taipei, Xiamen, Ottawa, Baltic Sea, Hualien, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem music festivals, as well as on television and radio networks around the globe. In 2015, MultiPiano was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture prize for “Best Israeli Chamber Ensemble”. In April 2021, the ensemble’s first commercial recording, with the English Chamber Orchestra, was released by Hyperion Records - “Mozart: The complete multipiano concertos'', including the first-ever concertante completion, for two pianos and orchestra, of Mozart’s Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat major (1781). This was followed by MultiPiano’s second album, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, released in November 2022 by Naxos, including three world premieres by Shostakovich, Martin and Levanon, alongside Poulenc’s double concerto. In 2022, the ensemble collaborated with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in recording works by Mendelssohn, Schubert-Liszt and Moscheles.