Boaz Sharon

Boaz Sharon is Professor of Piano at Boston University and Director of the Young Artists Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.  Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Boaz Sharon studied from the age of 13 with Stefan Askenase – famed interpreter of Chopin and Mozart – in Brussels, Belgium. He later pursued his piano studies in the US with Leonard Shure.

Sharon, who is first prize winner and gold medalist of the Jaen International Piano Competition, is an international recording artist for Nonesuch, Hyperion, Arcobaleno and Unicorn-Kanchana Records. His recording release on Nonesuch/Asylum/Warner Bros. was cited as among the best recordings of the year by Newsweek Magazine and was cited by the New York Times as “beautifully recorded and played”.

Among concerts given have been performances in the Taipei National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan; Steinway Celebrity Series, London; Phillips Collection and National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Liszt International Piano Festival, Rio de Janeiro; the Chapelle Historique Piano Series, Montreal; and the Gasteig Hall, Munich.

Full bio at Boston University

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SPI 2015

The piano faculty of the University of Illinois invite you to join us this summer for SPI 2015. Take advantage of newly renovated, state-of-the-art practice rooms within the halls of historic Smith Memorial Hall. All participants will receive private lessons with each SPI faculty member and daily master classes.