Shir Semmel - Dec. 9, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

shir semmelHailed as a “wonderful pianist” with “absolute devotion to the music” and “admirable technique” (Globes), pianist Shir Semmel has performed in Europe, the United States, and her native Israel to critical acclaim. Praised for her “unstoppable energy and personality” (timesunionPLUS), her performances have been described as “gripping from beginning to end” (The Jerusalem Post).

An avid chamber musician, Semmel has recently won First Prize in several international competitions and has been invited by Sir András Schiff to play recitals throughout Europe as part of his “Building Bridges” series, created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise. Many of Ms. Semmel’s concerts have been recorded for release on CD, and she worked with renowned pianists such as Sir András Schiff, Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Robert Levin, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, and many others. Born in Jerusalem, Semmel is currently pursuing her DMA at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Gilbert Kalish.

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