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Jonathan Aner

“a chamber musician par excellence” (Frankfurter Rundschau).  Mr. Aner has performed as a soloist with Israel's leading orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. Further engagements as a soloist followed in Italy, Germany and China, where he recently performed at the closing concert of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) May Festival 2010. He has won international prizes at the Città di Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy, the Schubert International Competition, the Ben-Haim Competition and the Julius Katchen Award.

Mr. Aner has performed as a soloist with Israel's leading orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. Further engagements as a soloist followed in Italy, Germany and China, where he recently performed at the closing concert of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) May Festival 2010. He has won international prizes at the Città di Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy, the Schubert International Competition, the Ben-Haim Competition and the Julius Katchen Award.

Described as “a chamber musician par excellence” (Frankfurter Rundschau) Jonathan Aner is a member of the Oberon Trio and of the Brillaner Duo with clarinetist Shirley Brill. He has collaborated with such leading artists as violinists Guy Braunstein and Daishin Kashimoto (concertmasters of the Berliner Philharmoniker), violist Tabea Zimmermann, clarinetists Wenzel Fuchs (Berliner Philharmoniker) and Philippe Cuper, soprano Chen Reiss and with the Borromeo and the Jerusalem String Quartets. As a former member of the Tel Aviv Trio, he has won prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Australia, the Città di Trapani and the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competitions in Italy, the Joseph Joachim and the Erst-Klassik Competitions in Germany, and the European Chamber Music Competition in France.

Mr. Aner performed recitals and chamber music concerts in such prestigious concert halls as the Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wallace Collection in London, Conde Duque in Madrid, Dom Muzyki in Moscow, Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, in Asia, in Australia and in his native Israel. He has taken part in the Bergen, Schleswig-Holstein, Heidelberg, Rheingau, Ljubljana and Deutsche Grammophon’s “Yellow Lounge” International Festivals.

His recordings can be heard on numerous radio stations, including WQXR, BBC, France Musique, Radio Italia, RSR, ABC, NDR, SWR and Israel’s Voice of Music.

Mr. Aner is a graduate of the Musikhochschule Hannover where he studied with Professor Arie Vardi, of the Musikhochschule Lübeck as a student of Professor Konrad Elser and of the New England Conservatory in Boston. In addition, he has worked closely with pianists Murray Perahia and András Schiff.

Since 2010 Jonathan Aner is a professor of chamber music at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.

Mr. Aner is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation and the Ronen Foundation grants.

www.jonathananer.com