Einav Yarden

Pianist Einav Yarden is praised for her “…imagination and exceptionally vivid playing…Sense of immense majesty, tempered by gentleness and quiet grace” (The Washington Post, USA), and “glistening rapture…ingenious humor” (Der Tagesspiegel, Germany).  She appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestera, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Jerusalem Symphony, Bucharest Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and others, under conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Steven Sloane, Leon Botstein, Frédéric Chaslin, David Greilsammer, Simon Halsey and Mendi Rodan.

Her engagements over the past seasons include solo performances at New York’s Merkin Hall and 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Cortot in Paris, Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, Musis Arnhem in the Netherlands, the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth (where she jumped in to replace Daniil Trifonov with a few hours’ notice). Other celebrated stages on which she has performed include the Berlin Philharmonie and the Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Concertgebouw de Vereeniging in Nijgmegen, Schumannsaal in Düsseldorf, Musée d’Orsay Auditorium in Paris, and others.

Einav Yarden’s 2023 solo CD release on the label Challenge Classics, “Father and Son”, interweaving works by J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach received highly enthusiastic international praise from many esteemed magazines around the world. It was also nominated for two prestigious prizes, including the “Yearly-Prize” (Jarespreis) of the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” – the German Record Critics’ Award. Yarden recorded several other solo CDs for Challenge Classics, all of which received international acclaim on leading international magazines as Gramophone, Fono Forum, Diapason, Piano News Magazine, Fanfare Magazine, Luister Magazine, International Piano Magazine, Amadeus Magazine and others. Her Haydn Sonatas CD was awarded the prestigious German Records Critics’ Prize (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik - Bestenliste).

Major festival appearances include the Ruhr Piano Festival, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Ravinia Festival, Verbier Festival, Menton Festival, Flâneries Musicales de Reims Festival, the Netherlands Piano Biennale, Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Upper-Galilee Chamber Music Festival (Israel), and others.
From October 2024 Ms. Yarden will be teaching piano (as Vertretungsprofessorin) at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. Currently, she is teaching part-time at the University of Music Trossingen, Germany. She has held teaching positions at the University for Music Freiburg, at the Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts and at the Music Conservatory of Lucerne University. Between the summers of 2012 and 2017, she was a Collaborative Pianist at the Ravinia Festival’s esteemed Steans Music Institute. Among her numerous competition awards is the third prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, top prizes at the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and others.
She was a longtime student of the legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University), and prior to that studied with Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky at Tel Aviv University, earning high honors for her Bachelors and Masters degrees at both universities. In her youth she studied with Hadassa Gonen at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. Other strong influences were received from Richard Goode, Elisso Virsaldaze and Prof. Zvi Meniker (on historical pianos). She resides in Berlin, Germany.