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Ishay Shaer is considered one of the leading pianists of his generation. Past performances include recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall and Sala São Paulo. He has performed as a soloist with prestigious international orchestras and in Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber music player, he has collaborated with prominent artists such as Mischa Maisky and Antje Weithaas.
Shaer began his piano studies with Hanna Barzilai and later studied with Profs. Asaf Zohar, Tomer Lev and Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. He was also instructed by Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Murray Perahia amongst others.
In 2017, Shaer released a critically acclaimed album of Beethoven’s late works (Orchid Classics) which has been broadcast on radio stations including BBC Radio 3, France Musique and WQXR, and was described by Codalario Magazine as ‘an essential recording on the shelf of any music lover’.