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Bishara Haroni

Pianist Bishara Haroni was born in Nazareth in 1983 and completed his studies in Germany at the Hanover School of Music and Dance. His debut concert was at Carnegie Hall, and he has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Valencia Symphony, Stuttgart Chamber, the Israel Philharmonic and other Israeli orchestras. He has played under the baton of conductors including Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, and Daniel Barenboim and has collaborated in chamber music ensembles with musicians such as Daishin Kashimoto, leader of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Nabuko Imai, and Guy Braunstein in prestigious venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the London Albert Hall, and the Salzburg Mozarteum. Between 2011-2016 he gave a series of international concerts together with Israeli pianist Yaron Kohlberg in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Tokyo and Korea. In 2017 he returned to Israel, appearing at a series of performances in ‘Bestival’.

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With deepest regret, we announce that this year’s Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, which was due to take place from 31 August to 4 September, has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. Sadly, it is not possible for us to welcome the artists in compliance with the current quarantine regulations and for the first time in our twenty-four year history we are obliged to cancel the Festival.

We know how painful this is for the artists who are now unable to perform, for our audiences who were looking forward so much to this Festival, and for us, the Festival team who were working so hard to realise these wonderful concerts despite the ongoing health crisis. 
We look forward very much to seeing you all next year, our dear musicians and audiences. 

Elena Bashkirova, Musical Director

Yeheskel Beinisch, Chairman

Uri Dror, Producer

and the Festival team

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