Emanuel Krasovsky (Israel)

6th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition Jury member


Emanuel Krasovsky is a professor of Piano and Chamber Music and Chairman of the Piano Department at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University, where he also served formerly as Deputy Director of the School. He is the co-founder (1991), artisitic director, and a faculty member of the annual Tel-Hai Intenational Piano Master Classes in Israel.

Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Krasovsy studied at the Lithuanian conservatory, the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University (with Mindru Katz), and the Juilliard School in New York (with Ilona Kabos, Guido Agosti, and Ania Dorfmann), where he earned B. Mus., M. Mus., and DMA degrees. He also worked with Aube Tzerko at the Aspen Festival.

Among his many prizes are the Gina Bachauer Memorial Award, the First Prize at both the New York Piano Teachers’ Congress International Competition and the International Bach Society. He has appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Rizzi, Sidney Harth, and other conductors, as well as with all other orchestras in the country. He has performed recitals at the Israel Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Weill Recital Hall in New York, and at venues in many European cities. In celebration of Schubert's birth bicentennial, he performed the composer’s last three sonatas in Tel Aviv, as well as in Denmark, Germany, Finland, and Hungary, to enthusiastic reviews.

He has appeared in chamber-music recitals in Israel, Europe, USA, and the Far East with violinist Isaac Stern, cellists Natalia Gutman and Yehuda Hanani, soprano Ileana Cotrubas, and flutist Istvan Matuz, among others. He regularly performs with violinist Vera Vaidman. Among the many international chamber-music festivals he has taken part in are the Kfar Blum Festival in Israel, the Esbjerg Festival in Denmark, the Gotland and „Sommarmusik pa Naset“ Chamber Music Festivals in Sweden, the St. Cyprien Festival in France, and the Dino Ciani Festival in Italy. He was also the co-founder and director of the semi-annual chamber-music festival in Zichron Yaacov, Israel.

Krasovsy has taught and conducted master classes at Conservatoire Superieur National in Paris, The Juilliard School and the Mannes International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, the Queen Sofia Superior School of Music in Madrid, London’s Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Music Academy, and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg („International Conservatory Week“ 2011), among others.

His articles on musical subjects have been featured in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Post, Musical Times of London, The Piano Quarterly, the Carnegie Hall Playbill, and other publications. An article of his also appeared in Remembering Horowitz, 125 Pianists Recall a Legend, published by Schirmer Books in New York.