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Very new videos on YouTube

Happy to share with you recently recorded videos on YouTube:
C.O.E. Bach - Rondo in C minor, Wq.59/4: https://youtu.be/gMPRVwboXEw
Brahms – Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 4: https://youtu.be/8PU-yes5ai0?si=t_4xgAT-q82TnMqZ
Stravinsky – Piano-Rag Music: https://youtu.be/Keiog4Furbs
Schumann-Liszt – Widmung: https://youtu.be/cp0WhC8_qJI
 

Great review of Piano aux Jacobins recital on Diapason Magazine, France

Diapason Magazine review for my recital at the fantastic International Festival Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse: "The performance of Einav Yarden, rare in France but noted for her recordings, reveals a radically different universe. At the Saint-Pierre-des-Cuisines auditorium, she performs C.P.E. Bach's Rondo and Fantasias with vitality, clarity and style, pages of unbridled inventiveness, full of daring and surprises, in which the shadow of Beethoven is already looming - one sometimes thinks one hears Sonata no. 1 or a concerto cadenza. In J.S. Bach's English Suite no. 2, she displays authority and naturalness in a masterly yet unostentatious manner..." by Bertrand Boissard, 29.9.23

Hailing review of Bach CD on Fanfare Magazine, USA:

"...What I truly love about Yarden’s performances, though, is the way she not only plays the music but inhabits it. The way that she naturally tosses of the abrupt figurations, at first virtuosic and full-bodied, later gentle, even sigh-like—making them feel like real physical gestures, not only musical ones—in C. P. E. Bach’s E♭-Major Fantasia is just delightful. Her playing is palpable..." by Scott Noriega, Fanfare Magazine Nov-Dec issue

Raving reviews of Bach CD on PIANONews magazine, PIANIST Magazine and Stereoplay!

PIANONews, 6/6 points for interpretation:  "...Einav Yarden is completely committed to this incomparably fresh tonal language, and in the juxtaposition with cleverly selected piano works by his father, she interprets these works with ravishing elegance. The pleasure of listening is not interrupted at any point, and one is always inspired to smile, indeed, feels inwardly refreshed after hearing these magnificent works... Her touch is exceptional, and the freedom with which she varies the tempi and allows the pauses so cleverly built in by C.P.E. Bach to break in is fascinating..." by Helmut Peters, PIANONews Magazine, Germany, Sept-Okt 2023 Issue

PIANIST Magazine, 9/10 points: "...Yarden tackles the brisker pieces with great joy of playing and virtuosity, and the ornaments are also are wonderfully brilliantly executed, while she plays the quieter passages and movements with great tonal with great tonal sensitivity...Einav Yarden achieves this exceptionally well. She plays very rhythmically and does not get bogged down in details. Just listen to her interpretation of the original C minor rondo wq. 59/4. Conclusion: An impressive juxtaposition of father and son of father and son, which makes you curious for more." By Mario-Felix Vogt, PIANIST Magazine, Netherlands/Germany, Sept-Okt 2023 Issue

Recital debuts in Toulouse's internationally renowned festival 'Piano aux Jacobins' and at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall coming up!

Great fall concerts coming up, among them two exciting debuts: On September 25 I will have the honor of giving my recital debut at the prestigious french festival, "Piano aux Jacobins", a renowned festival featuring some of the world's leading concert pianists, as Richard Goode and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Check it out here: https://www.pianojacobins.com/
And on October 12 I will give my recital debut at NYC's famous Merkin Hall, of the Kaufman Music Center, just around the corner from Lincoln Center. This will be the opening concert on their series 'Dialogues'. More information here: https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/einav-yarden/
 

FATHER AND SON album is Nominated for the JAHRESPREIS (Yearly Prize) of the 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik' !

Double nomination: On August 27 it was announced that my new Bach CD is nominated for the Jahrespreis - Yearly Prize' of the 'Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik' (German Record Critics' Award), next to only two other current solo piano recordings:  https://www.schallplattenkritik.de/jahrespreise/longlist/longlist-jahrespreise-2023
In addition, on July 5 it was announced that my CD was nominated for the 'Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik' (German Record Critics' Award), in the category of piano/fortepiano, along with 2 other CDs in this category:
https://www.schallplattenkritik.de/en/news/2023-07-05/the-new-long-list-3-2023-is-here
 

Hailing review on Germany's RONDO Magazine!

Attila Csampai wrote a hailing and beautifully-written review on Rondo Magazine, published on 17.6.23:
"the stylistic break…comes here to light spectacularly… a fantastically prepared new grand piano by Chris Maene for this, whose parallel stringing positively reinforces the radical clarity of her playing, so that one can hear the extreme dynamic and emotional contrasts and the discontinuous course of C. P.E. Bach's music in skin-deep conciseness. In this way, she also succeeds in illuminating in depth the intellectual wit and constant surprises of this music that boldly looks to the future… But Einav Yarden does not spare the father from her unleashed joy of playing: one has seldom heard his second English Suite so fresh, so cheeky, so lively-motoric, and the Chromatic Fantasy has never sounded so freely improvised. With her, Bach the father sounds so alive and current, as if he were among us, as if one could marvel at him live in the "Café Zimmermann". For the complete review:  https://www.rondomagazin.de/kritiken_alle.php

Fantastic new CD reveiew on Germany's Klassik-Heute!

Fantastic review of my Bach CD just published in Germany's "Klassik-Heute", with 'artistic quality' scoring of 9/10 and 'sound quality' scoring of 10/10:
“…The pianist Einav Yarden proves in several respects to be an authoritative interpreter here: on Chris Maene's unique but also relentless grand piano, which due to its tonal purity does not forgive even the slightest technical or musical imbalance, her extraordinary pianistic mastery commands the listener's respect and admiration: The artist thus succeeds in a performance that allows both the father's and the son's music to shine forth, each with its own stringency. The sound engineering, which is absolutely appropriate for the extraordinary performance of the interpreter, further increases the listening pleasure when enjoying this exquisite recording.”  by Detmar Huchting
For the complete extensive review: http://www.klassik-heute.com/4daction/www_medien_einzeln?id=24358&CDS30

It was great being hosted at Deutschlandradio Kultur for an interview and talk on my new CD, link below:


Deutschlandradio Kultur (German National Radio) hosted me for a conversation about my new CD, about the Father and about the son:   https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/vater-und-sohn-einav-yarden-spielt-c-p-e-bach-versus-j-s-bach-dlf-kultur-bc1e11b1-100.html

Great review for live concert at the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper

Great review published at the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper on 10.6.2023, by Mario-Felix Vogt: "...the Israeli showed herself to be a brilliantly skilled pianist with excellent technique and a profound awareness of structures... Einav Yarden succeeds in shaping the abundance of characters into a great whole. The transparency and clarity are just as impressive as the passionate moments of urgency in her playing, which greatly benefits the highly emotional music of C.P.E. Bach.... The second "English Suite" by Bach's father she interpreted spiritedly with a motoric drive that at times reminded a little of Glenn Gould... The Israeli showed it all the more in the late Brahms pieces [Op. 116], which she performed with romantic pathos and high sense of tonal culture, without neglecting the work's architecture. There was justifiably rapturous applause in the well-attended Piano Salon Christophori, and the pianist thanked them with a witty tango from Stravinsky's neoclassical period." https://www.morgenpost.de/kultur/article238363091/klavier-kostbarkeit-johann-sebastian-bach-vater-sohn-christophori-einav-yarden.html

New CD is selected as Album-of-the-Week on RBB Kultur (Radio Berlin Brandeburg) !

Thrilled that my new CD, FATHER AND SON, which was released on May 12 was selected as Album-der-Woche (Album of the Week) on Berlin and Brandeburg's main classical music radio station - RBB Kultur. It will be presented there by Cornelia de Reese, along with an interview with me, in the week of 15.5-22.5.2023 and the link will remain online for the coming months:
https://www.rbb-online.de/rbbkultur/themen/musik/album_der_woche/einav-yarden-father-and-son.html

New CD release coming up May 12, 2023 - FATHER AND SON

Very excited that my new CD, FATHER AND SON, will be released on the label Challenge Classics on May 12. The CD combines works by the great J.S. Bach with his brilliant, imaginative and innovative son C.P.E. Bach, which in the course of history got somewhat - and unfairly - neglected and overshadowed by the renown of his father. More details here:
https://challengerecords.com/products/16778498346733/father-and-son

France Musique (of Radio France) Presents a 2-hour Program of Einav Yarden's Recordings

Renowned pianist Philippe Cassard presented a 2-hour program on France Musique of my recordings and live performances in late January 2023, a great honor for me. The link to the program, which is accompanied by his beautiful presentation, is available:
https://www.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/podcasts/portraits-de-famille/einav-yarden-pianiste-1080287
 

Wonderful Review for Einav Yarden's Recital at South Windsor Cultural Arts, USA, by Michael Moran

"The sharp-edged clarity of her playing recalled that of her teacher, legendary pianist Leon Fleisher...and her buoyant performance [of the C.P.E Bach Variations] made a powerful showcase for this imaginative score... Both the classical rigor of Bach the father and the emotional force of Bach the son were evident in Yarden’s protean rendition of Johannes Brahms’ 1892 set of seven Fantasies, Op. 116... Yarden displays enormous technical proficiency, unerring interpretive mastery, and a winning stage presence which clearly engaged her capacity audience." By Michael J. Moran, February 2023

Coming up: Mozart Concerto with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt and conductor Shiyeon Sung

On Sunday 22.1.2023 I will be performing Mozart's gorgeous concerto no. 9, K. 271, also widely known as "Jeunehomme", with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt and under the baton of conductor Shiyeon Sung. This concert will also mark my first time performing with a woman conductor! The concert will take place at the Konzerthalle C.P.E. Bach in Frankfurt Oder.

https://www.bsof.de/

September Concert Tour in the US

Thrilled to be returning to the US for the third time this year, for a tour which includes recitals in Chicago at Ravinia Festival, in Milwaukee and in Birmingham alongside masterclasses.
For info on the Ravinia Fesival concert go to:
https://www.ravinia.org/ShowHistory/2022#show-2059

Concert Tour in the United States

After too long of an asbence due to Covid-19 cancellations, I am looking much forward to finally returning to the United States for several recitals in March, inlcuding Music at Oakmont's wonderful series in Santa Rosa, California, as well as recitals in Los Angeles and in St. Louis's 'The Sheldon' concert hall.

Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto with Jerusalem Symphony and Steven Sloane

Coming up in a couple weeks, Einav will perform Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its current chief conductor and music director, Steven Sloane. Henry Crown Hall at the Jerusalem Theater
https://www.jso.co.il/en/concert/beethovens-piano-concerti-part-1/#i5417p1
 

New Ross Piano Festival, Ireland

New Ross Piano Festival, September 23-26 - Ireland recital debut for me at the New Ross Piano Festival, with a collection of incredible musicians as Finghin Collins (also the artistic director), Philippe Cassard, Adrian Brendel, Máté Szücs, Cedric Pescia and others
https://www.newrosspianofestival.com/whats-on/

 

Coming up: Piano Biennale, a New Festival in the Netherlands

Despite the ongoing intense and intensifying Corona-measures, the new festival "Piano Biennale" is going ahead and taking place as planned in May 13-16, 2021. Music, dance and art are interwoven in a set of concerts featuring solo piano and chamber music, and all taking place in the beautiful halls of the cities of Arnhem and Nejmegen in the Netherlands. All concerts will be live-streamed, check it out: https://pianobiennale.com/?lang=en

Jumping in for Prof. Alexej Gorlatch at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Einav Yarden was asked to replace prof. Alexej Gortlach in a temporary part-time position, teaching piano majors at the fantastic Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts). Honored to be part of this wonderful institute!
https://www.hfmdk-frankfurt.info/

Coming up on Dec. 5: Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4, Choral-Fantasie op. 80 with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Jörg-Peter Weigle conducting CANCELLED

A reconstruction of the marathonic 1808 concert in Theater an der Wien, in which Beethoven was the initiater, the presenter, the piano soloist, the conductor, and of course the composer of the entire evening, which lasted close to four (4) hours...Four world premieres were presented on that evening and in terms of its repertoire content it was probably the most important concert in Beethoven's career. Einav Yarden will perform his  piano concerto no. 4, the Choral Fantasy op. 80 and his solo piano Fantasy op. 77. With the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt and conducted by their artistic director Jörg-Peter Weigle. December 5, 2020 at 16:00, Frankfurt Oder, Messehalle
THIS CONCERT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

PianoWebFest - an Online International Piano Festival!

August 18-25: PianoWebFest, a multi-faceted online piano festival, featuring discussions, masterclasses, concerts and workshops. I have the honor of joining a fantastic faculty and look forward to this unique project and experiment. Piano students and piano enthusiasts, please check the website, we are looking forward to seeing you there!
https://www.pianowebfest.com/
 

Coming up: Villa Seligmann solo piano recital June 21 (as planned!)

My concert at the beautiful space of Villa Seligmann is scheduled to take place as planned, on June 21 at 17:00. It will be video-streamed from the Villa at the time of the concert and be available online for a certain period afterwards. The program includes Bach's grand Partita no. 4, some beautiful Songs without Words by Mendelssohn, selection from Lior Navok's illustrative The Old Photo Box and Arnold Schoenberg's expressionism at its best with Five Piano Pieces op. 23. To watch and listen to the concert, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCrxR8Dpg2A&t=10s
 

Einav Yarden signs with Dinin Arts Management & Consulting for North American Management!

Excited to join the fantastic roaster of Dinin Arts Management & Consulting and sign with them for a North American Management!
http://dininarts.com/

Newly Published Interview with Challenge Records International

A newly published video interview with Challenge Records International on Schumann and his music, for the release of my Schumann CD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjnlg3x6beM
 

LIVE-STREAM from Berlin to Los Angeles

Upon request of the presenter, I will be playing a live-stream of one of the concerts I was supposed to play on my US tour in May. The concert will take place on May 10 at 2pm California time (11pm in Europe) and while it is originally intended for the Los Angeles audience who had planned to attend it, it is now of course open to the general virtual-public, anywhere. It will be broadcast here: https://youtu.be/SaiHBo9jN0U I hope you will join me for the broadcast and if you would like, you are welcome to then donate your concert ticket by going to the Donate page on this website.

Chamber Music in March with violinist Roi Shiloah

Coming up this March, three concerts in Israel with the brilliant violinist Roi Shiloah (founding member of the former Jerusalem Trio). On the program, sonatas by Schubert, Schumann and Prokofiev.

Chamber Concerts with members of the Jerusalem String Quartet

Chamber Music Concerts with Alexander Pavlovsky and Kyril Zlotnikov, violinist and cellist of the brilliant Jerusalem String Quartet: 9.12 at the Jerusalem Music Center, 14.12 in Rapaport Auditorium (Haifa Chamber Music Society), and 15.12 in Tel Aviv's Stricker Auditorium. On the program: Sonatas and Trios by Brahms, Grieg and Schumann
 

Haydn Concerto in Nikolaisaal, Postdam

Coming up - appearence as a soloist with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Brandenburg State Orchestra), Nikolaisaal in Potsdam and Frankfurt Oder. Conductor: Christopher Moulds
and on the program is the glorious Haydn Piano Concert in D major, Hob. XVII/11
On October 27 at 16:00 in Nikolaisaal Potsdam (Großer Saal) and Nov 17 in Frankfurt Oder
 

Recitals in Paris and Lyon, France


Recitals in Paris and Lyon's Goethe Institute as part of the Bluethner Saison, June 25 and 26th, 2019
 

Upcoming US Tour with Debut Recitals

Coming up: On Dec. 7 Einav Yarden will give a debut recital at the 92nd Street Y in New York City
https://www.92y.org/Event/Einav-Yarden-piano
A week earlier, on Nov. 30, a debut recital at the
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society 
https://pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/einav-yarden-piano-2018/
And on Dec 2nd, a recital at the Cultural Arts Performance Series in Atlanta, GA
https://aasynagogue.org/event/39-culturalarts-einavyarden/

Two New Fantastic Reviews from Diapason Magazine and Piano News Magazine!

Einav Yarden's Schumann CD recently received a hailing review on France's most prestigious magazine, 'Diapason'
"...It is difficult to imagine a simpler execution, a more direct one, one that is more in touch with the text.. fluidity and remarkable attention to detail suggest an ideal, made of integrity and idealism. Atmospheres are born, they pass and die in a blinding clarity as much as the articulation, the weight, the balances and the answers from left and right hands become spellbinding... Returning to Fantasie, whose second movement may become a burden if played by less intelligent fingers, Yarden avoids any effect of a heavy march...It should be emphasized that, on the threshold of this admirable and splendidly recorded piece, Fantasiestücke op. 111 sound as strange, enigmatic, fleeting and sombre as they should be." -- Alain Lompech, "Diapason" (France)

And also an enthusiastic review on "Piano News" Magazine: 
"... Schon in den "Drei Fantasiestücken" op. 111 hört man die Verquickung der für Schumann unabdingbaren Leidenschaft mit dem Nachhören des Gespielten, um es genaustens dem Ausdruck anzupassen. Die große jugendlich-stürmerische Fantasie C-Dur vermag sie so sensibel aufzuschlüssen, dass dem Zuhörer die Strukturen durchaus bewusst werden... [über Waldszenen op. 82] Das gelingt ihr so nachhaltig und beeindruckend, dass man ihrem Spiel mit Spannung lauscht. Einav Yarden ist eine wunderbare Pianistin, die mit ausgefeilten Ideen und einer wunderbaren Tongebung überzeugt."   -- Carsten Dürer, Piano News (Germany)

Jumping in to replace the international star Daniil Trifonov in Bayreuth!!

On monday, 23.7.2018 I was called to replace Daniil Trifonov in a matter of few hours, in a solo recital at the immensely beautiful baroque theater, Markgräfliches Opernhaus (Margravial Opera House) in Bayreuth, Germany. Trifonov, despite being struck by food-poisining, decided to play the first part and I then performed the rest - a beautiful and unforgettable experience to play in this very special hall and an honor to jump in for this remarkable pianist!

https://www.steingraeber.de/cs/2018/07/daniil-trifonov-laesst-den-fluegel-singen/

Fantastic review on French magazine Télérama

"The highly sensitive playing of the Israeli pianist adapts to the entire palette of moods of the German composer Robert Schumann... remarkable artist... As a final bouquet, the nine miniatures of the scenes of the forest, revive under her fingers with delicacy and an unexpected evocative power."  published July 10, 2018

https://www.telerama.fr/musiques/scenes-and-fantasies,n5724472.php

Artist Porträt on Germany's acclaimed Fono Forum Magazine

A two-page artist Porträt on Germany's acclaimed Fono Forum Magazine, in the July 2018 edition, by Christoph Vratz

"In Einav Yardens Schumann-Spiel steht immer das Gesangliche im Vordergrund"
http://http://www.fonoforum.de/home/ 
 

New Reviews of Schumann CD: "Heavenly!"

"Yarden proves once again being amongst the best pianists around...she ably creates an ambiance of dreamy resignation leading into troubled dismay; a masterly portrayal of opposing elements... engaging soul searching tour..
A deeply moving account, landing her audience in the more peaceful waters of the final movement: a love song, lovingly played."  by Adrian Quanjer, HRAudio

https://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=12978#reviews

"Heavenly!... The expression in her piano playing shows her empathy in Schumann's life and mentality. Her technique and acclaimed piano playing, sometimes powerful and articulate, sometimes soft and intimate poetic, are here (again) wonderfully expressed. For the occasion, discover her recording of Klaviersonaten by Joseph Haydn and her original CD "Oscillations" with music by Beethoven and Stravinsky. Very very beautiful. Highly recommended." by Michel Dutrieue, Stretto Magazine, Belgium

http://http://www.stretto.be/2018/04/12/scenes-and-fantasies-de-nieuwe-schumann-cd-van-de-israelische-pianiste-einav-yarden-voor-challenge-classics-hemels/ 

First Review of new Schumann CD - De Volkskrant

“[Einav Yarden’s] new Schumann cd is a gem. Yarden not only paints Schumann’s free spirit very accurately, but also handles the delusions from his later life extremely well. The nine Romantic miniatures of the Waldszenen are played with a lot of character, and the Drei Fantasiestücke opus 111 rise from the piano with passion, coming forth from a strong foundation.”

Guido van Oorschot, de Volkskrant (Netherlands)

NEW SOLO CD has just been released on Challenge Classics!

ROBERT SCHUMANN - Scenes and Fantasies, new solo CD for Einav Yarden on Challenge Classics (Challenge Records International). The new recording presents Schumann's Drei Klavierstücke Op. 111 (Three Fantasy Pieces), Fantasie in C major, op. 17 and Waldszenen op. 82 (Forest Scenes). 

Available via streaming websites (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.), physical copies available on many online shops as well as right here on this website

Click here for more information

Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5,

Performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 op. 73, "Emperor" with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Greilsammer, on Saturday, Dec. 23 2017 at Henry Crown Concert Hall, Jerusalem; and on 10.1.2018, Haydn's playful Piano Concerto in D major, conducted by Maestro Frédéric Chaslin, the Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. 

Recording days for new Schumann CD are completed!

Recently completed the intense recording days in the very special and distinguished hall of the historic Reitstadel Neumarkt, recording a new CD of solo piano works by the ultimate romantican, Robert Schumann. 

American Record Guide reviews Haydn CD

"It is Yarden who strikes the right balance...Her performances are lively, intelligent, and have just the right degree of expressivity...This is my favorite among the three [Haydn] recordings"

Bruno Repp, American Record Guide 

Concerts at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

Upcoming: chamber music celebration at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, many concerts of hugely varied repertoire with great artists as Yefim Bronfman, Daishin Kashimoto and............. Martha Argerich!

For all the info: http://jcmf.org.il/

New review from recital at Oakmont Concert Series, Santa Rosa, California

New review of solo recital at Oakmont, Santa Rosa, by Terry McNeill: 
"The pianist underscored the stylistic diversity and innovation of the opening moderato [Haydn sonata no. 44] and paid careful attention to harmonic nuances, of which there are many in this work [...].
Four of Beethoven’s early and seldom-played Op. 33 Bagatelles opened the recital, and each was a gem. Mr. Yarden’s tempos were ideal, as was careful half-pedaling and in No. 2 spotlighting Beethoven’s sly humor. In the will-of-the-wisp No. 7 she played scales and quick repeated notes impeccably."

http://www.classicalsonoma.org/reviews/?reviewid=693&genreid=

"Oscillations" CD receives a fantastic review, and Haydn CD chosen by critic Christoph Vratz as one of his Top 5 CD's for 2016

In Fono Forum Magazine's last edition, critique Christoph Vratz selects Haydn CD as one of his "Best 5 CD's for 2016" in the magazine's January 'Kritiker-Umfrage'

"Oscillations" CD is selected as CD-of-the-Day and receives a praising review by Jean-Charles Hoffelé:

http://www.artalinna.com/?p=6783#more-6783

Two New Praising Reviews, on Audiophile Audition and French Magazine ARTAMAG'

From the review published on Audiophile Audition:
"A dazzling tour of lesser known, middle-period sonatas...outstanding disc...Ms. Yarden navigates between the fluid improvisatory passages and the famous “witty discourse” of the many clever subjects and their modulations. The latter is communicated most ably with the keenest attention to rhythmic finesse and ornamentation... the playing is stupendous"
by Fritz Balwit
http://www.audaud.com/haydn-six-piano-sonatas-einav-yarden-p-challenge/ 

And new review on Artalinna French magazine, by esteemed Paris
critic Jean-Charles Hoffelé who ends his review with the sentence  "this impeccable album is one of the most beautiful Haydn records I have ever heard. Run there"
http://www.artalinna.com/?p=6581

New management for Benelux countries


Einav Yarden has joined the roster of New Arts Agency for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg

http://newartsagency.com/artists

Fantastic new review on UK's Gramophone Magazine!

October 2016, article by Harriet Smith

"What an enterprising programme from the Israeli pianist Einav Yarden. She eschews the obvious, choosing six of Haydn’s middle-period sonatas which offer a microcosm of his endlessly varied world and she responds to each with great characterfulness. That is evident from the first sonata here, the F major (No 29), whose first movement satirically juxtaposes the most highly contrasted ideas: Yarden allows the humour to speak for itself, whereas Marc-André Hamelin tends rather to underline the jokes. Her way with the minuet finale, with its dolorous syncopated trio, is also spot-on.

She delights in the physicality of the Allegro of the D major Sonata (No 24), with its repeated-note figuration that simultaneously looks back to Scarlatti and forwards to Beethoven; its operatic D minor slow movement has a beautiful sense of line and she switches effortlessly back to freneticism as the Presto breaks in.

Every sonata seems to spring a surprise... Yarden clearly has much to say in this repertoire and she’s beautifully recorded too."

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/haydn-piano-sonatas-einav-yarden

Haydn CD Selected as CD-des-Doppelmonats on Piano News Magazine, and new praising reviews on Stereoplay Magazine and Haaretz Newspaper

Haydn CD selected as the CD of the Bi-Monthly Issue on Germany's Piano News magazine (Sept-Oct Issue). From the accompanying review (to be translated soon): "Mit Finesse und einer sensiblen Tongebung gestaltet sie die meist einfachen Motive, die Haydn mit harmonischen Wechseln und Verzierungen weiterentwickelt. Der moderne Flügel wird unter Yardens Händen zu einem Mittel, das der Pianisten die Möglichkeiten unterschiedliecher Klangfarben bietet: zwischen Hammerflügel und der Klangweite eines modernen Instruments.... Einav Yarden ist sich jeder Nuance im Zusammenhang des Geschriebenen bewusst, gestaltet geschickt, ohne zu (den heutzutage üblichen) Übertreibungen zu neigen, sondern lässt der Musik bei aller Gestaltung ihren natürlichen Fluss. Das ist großartiges Klavierspiel und Yarden beweist einmal mehr, zu welcher künstlerischen Größe sie fähig ist" --- Carsten Dürer, Piano News Magazine

Haydn CD awarded the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik!

The important German Record Critics' Award gave its prize to my Haydn Sonatas CD for this quarter: http://www.schallplattenkritik.de/bestenlisten/827-bestenliste-3-2016
For the CD cover with the prize sticker on it, go to 'downloads'

New Glorious CD Review on Fono Forum Magazine

From the review by Christoph Vratz on Fono Forum Magazine: "Einav Yarden displays an inventively intelligent Haydn, full of wit and abundance, with a delicate, varying touch... her playing is finely-spirited and artful [...]. Yarden’s style lies in the vicinity of Yevgeny Sudbin, and furthermore within the radius of Brendel and Schiff. She knows how to storm through this music with chic, as in the Presto-Finale of the A-major sonata no. 41, wherein with tiny modulations of tempo she attains great effect, and through the runs her fingers virtually bubble intoxicatingly, before heading to the short, rich concluding chords [...]. Yarden plays a wonderfully exuberant, vibrant Haydn, glowing, transparent, adventurous, at times intimately chamber-music-like, at times grand and orchestral. A voice for Haydn!" -- Christoph Vratz
(Full review under 'Press')

New Haydn CD released! And, selected as 'CD of the Week' on national Netherlands classical radio

My new CD,  Haydn - Six Piano Sonatas, has been released! 
http://www.challengerecords.com/products/14582947042701/

And it has just been selected as 'CD of the Week' on Netherland's Radio 4, the national classical music station http://www.radio4.nl/plaatpaal/553/cd-van-de-week-einav-yarden-haydn-six-piano-sonatas

Appointed adjunct faculty at the Freiburg Hochschule!

Commencing in the spring semester of 2016, Einav Yarden is a newly appointed adjunct faculty for chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, one of Germany's highly respected academic music institutations.

Recital Tour in Los Angeles

Recitals on LACMA's Sunday's Live Series, L'Ermitage Foundation Concert Series, Classical Encounters Foundation and Rolling Hills United Methodist Church

New CD on Challenge Classics Coming Up!

Six wonderful Haydn Sonata-gems were recorded in the Netherlands in December, and the release is scheduled for May 6, 2016. http://www.challengerecords.com/products/14582947042701/
CD RELEASE CONCERT ON MAY 11 in BERLIN

Beethoven Third Piano Concerto with Trier Philharmonic

Beethoven Third Piano Concerto, op. 37 in C minor, with the Philharmonisches Orchester Trier conducted by Claude Villaret, on Thursday, November 12, at 20:00 at the Trier Teater, http://teatrier.de/spielplan/2-sinfoniekonzert/

US Tour New Review

US tour concludes with a great review of collaboration with the Arianna String Quartet in Birmingham's Chamber Music Society from October 31:  
"For Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 114, the quartet was joined by the Isareli pianist Einav Yarden, whose chamber music sensibilities fit the quartet’s like a glove. The thick-textured opener vacillated between power and lyricism, the Scherzo by sweeping scales. Yarden clearly led the way in defining the work’s dynamic shifts in the final Allegro, leading the quintet to a brilliant conclusion." (Michael Huebner)
 http://www.artsbham.com/concert-review-arianna-string-quartet/ 

New review for Paris recital published in the important French magazine, 'La Lettre du Musicien'

“…The Sonata in G major by Schubert (D.894) reaps all the benefits. The musician draws unexpected colors from the keyboards, fearlessly allows silence to breathe, and is animated by a living pulse…She has a wide repertoire of motifs, and casts different lights as she brings them to us. The changing narrative, climate and psychology are incrementally encapsulated by the modulations of the text itself, via harmony instead of by resorting to artifice.” by Frédéric Gaussin
http://www.lalettredumusicien.fr/s/articles/4412_0_einav-yarden-une-pianiste-au-goethe-institut 
(for the complete translation, go to 'press')

Concerts in St. Louis (USA) March 4-10

with the Arianna String Quartet performing Schumann's Piano Quintet, solo recitals at St. Martins Episcopal Church and at Jazz at the Bistro-Jazz St. Louis,  and giving a masterclass to students of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Coming up: Debut recital at the Phillips Collection

Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4pm in Washington DC, USA
www.phillipscollection.org/events/music-at-the-phillips

Musique-en-Brionnais Festival

Chamber Concerts and solo recital in gorgeous Romaensque Churches in the Bourgogne region in France, July 28 to August 3. Information at www.musique-en-brionnais.com

Ravinia Festival

Five-week residency at Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, northern Chicago area. Great music with great artists.
www.ravinia.org

Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5

Coming up on Thursday, June 12 at 19:30 with the Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam under Ud Joffe, Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5, "Emperor"   

New Interview Published

Extensive interview published on Germany's 'Piano News' magazine, May-June Issue, with Carsten Dürer. Available in stores, or www.pianonews.de 

Beethoven Choral Fantasy in the Philharmonie, Berlin

January 26, 2014 at 16:00, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy op. 80 performed with the Rundfunk Symphony Orchester Berlin and the Rundfunk Chor, and conducted by Simon Halsey. For details click HERE

Video Interview with Carsten Dürer

Video interview in the Philharmonie in Berlin, with Carsten Dürer, editor of "Piano News" magazine. Click HERE to watch.

"Oscillations" selected as CD of the Month

"Oscillations" selected as CD of the double-month issue of "Piano News" magazine (July-August issue) To read the review go to 'Downloads'. 
Also under 'Downloads', read a translation of the full page CD review by the Haaretz Newspaper's Noam Ben-Zeev
a new review published on the British magazine 'International Piano' (Nov-Dec Issue), and a great new review just published on 'International Records Review' Magazine

SWR2 Radio Program by Lydia Rilling

"Uraufführungen mit Konsequenzen" (Premieres with Consequences), about the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the festival that commissioned Stravinsky's piano sonata, with excerpts from 'Oscillations'.
http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/jetztmusik/-/id=659442/nid=659442/did=12020588/7fe8wu/index.html

Broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur, Friday 23/8 at 22:00

Haydn Sonata Hob. XVI/24 and Bartok Bagatelles
http://www.dradio.de/dkultur
German Radio Introduces debut CD:
 http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/neueplatte/2175938/

CD release interview with Arnt Cobbers published in Klassik-Newsletter Berlin

http://www.klassik-newsletter.de/interviews-hintergruende/einav-yarden-oscillations


 

France

Frans context

New website online!

Praising review of Schumann CD on Stretto Magazine

"Heavenly!... The expression in her piano playing shows her empathy in Schumann's life and mentality. Her technique and acclaimed piano playing, sometimes powerful and articulate, sometimes soft and intimate poetic, are here (again) wonderfully expressed. For the occasion, discover her recording of Klaviersonaten by Joseph Haydn and her original CD "Oscillations" with music by Beethoven and Stravinsky. Very very beautiful. Highly recommended." by Michel Dutrieue, Stretto Magazine, Belgium

http://http://www.stretto.be/2018/04/12/scenes-and-fantasies-de-nieuwe-schumann-cd-van-de-israelische-pianiste-einav-yarden-voor-challenge-classics-hemels/ 

New CD Coming Up!

Six wonderful Haydn Sonata-gems from the middle period were recorded in December and the release is scheduled for May 2016

Coming up: Piano Biennale, a New Festival in the Netherlands

May 13-16, 2021 - Despite the intense and still intensifying Corona-measures in Europe, the new festival "Piano Biennale" is approaching and will be taking place just as planned. Music, dance and art are interwoven together in series of concerts featuring piano solo and chamber music. All in high quality live-streaming. Check it out: https://pianobiennale.com/

German Premiere of 'MACH' by Eres Holz

Deutsche Erstaufführung for "MACH", written for and premiered by Einav Yarden, in Ahrensburg, greater Hamburg, recital on Sunday 27.10 at 20:00
http://www.theater-und-musik-in-ahrensburg.de/konzerte.htm