Orit Wolf

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Orit Wolf
Born (1974-10-08) October 8, 1974 (age 39)
Tel Aviv
Occupations Pianist
Website www.oritwolf.com

Orit Wolf (Hebrew: אורית וולף‎, born 1974 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli pianist[1] and composer.

Education[edit]

Orit began her academic studies at the Tel Aviv University under the direction of Arie Vardi. She studied music composition and improvisation with Andre Hajdu. She also attended masterclasses given by Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank and Peter Serkin.

In 1991, Wolf attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and then received a full scholarship to Boston University. She graduated from Boston University Summa Cum Laude in piano performance.

Wolf received a post-graduate degree (DipRAM) from the Royal Academy of Music in 1998 under the direction of Christopher Elton.

In 2007, Wolf earned a Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University in Musicology.[2] Her thesis title was "Beethoven as Heard by the Romantics: A Study of Romantic Style Cadenzas Composed to Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto".

Performances[edit]

At the age of 11, she was invited to perform in Germany and Belgium on behalf of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. At the age of 14, she recorded for "Kol Ha-Musica", the Israeli Classical Radio Music Station, on various performances which includes her own compositions.

Wolf has performed as a soloist and with various orchestras including the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Rishon LeZion Symphony, Braslaw Philharmonic, and English Chamber Orchestra. She has played at the Tanglewood Music Festival and Israel Festival (Israel). She has played in presigious concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall, St. Matrin Hall, The Concertgebouw and the Alte Oper.

Wolf has collaborated with Nobuko Imai, Sergei Krylov, and Christine Brewer. She records regularly for many radio stations including the BBC, CBS, CBC, IBO, WGBH, NRK and GLR.

In 2007 Wolf released a CD of recordings titled Impulse.

Wolf is also a business consultant in the area of innovative thinking and creative marketing.[3]

Compositions[edit]

  • Associations from Liszt - Piano version (1990)
  • Prelude and Fugue - Solo Piano (1995)
  • Nostalgia from Grandfather - Solo Piano, Free Improvisation (1997)
  • Kol Nidrei - Solo Piano, Free Improvisation (2000)
  • Association from Liszt - for Viola, Clarinet and Piano (2001)
  • Ben Haim/Orit Wolf: Lullaby - Transcription for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, (2002)
  • Human's Love - Romanza for Violin and Piano (2003)
  • White, Light and Argaman - for Symphony Orchestra (2006)
  • Introspection - for Violin and Piano (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eppstein, Ury; Michael Ajzenstadt (July 4, 1995). "Pianist Orit Wolf displays sensitivity, refinement in debut". Jerusalem Post. p. 7. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ The poet of the piano
  3. ^ Orit Wolf