Keren Hanan

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Keren Hanan, Greek-Israeli concert pianist, has been playing piano since she was eight years old. She started studying with Hanna Shalgi and Pnina Salzman. In her younger years, Keren was the recipient of various national awards. She has also won many American-Israel Foundation scholarships. At the age of 17, Keren moved to Boston and continued her studies at the New England Conservatory with Wha Kyung Byun, afterwards in Tel Aviv with Prof. Arie Vardi, and subsequently in Italy, under Franco Scala and Antonio Ballista.

Keren has given recitals throughout the world, including in New York, Boston, Rome, London, Budapest, Vietnam and China. She appeared as a soloist with youth orchestras in Israel and Europe, and, at the age of 15 performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In the last few years, she has played with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York, the Belgrade Philharmonic and with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In May 2007, Keren played with the Dohnanyi Orchestra in special event for the State of Israel at the Palace of Arts (Budapest). Also in 2008, she played and conducted a string orchestra in Budapest.

In her role as a Chamber musician, she has played with the Budapest Festival Orchestra[1] and the New Chamber Music Series of the Israel Philharmonic

Keren is also a painter and has had exhibitions across the globe. Her renowned work has reached private collections in New York, London and Budapest. Her concept Music in Colours was introduced in various occasions including two TEDx talks she gave in Budapest and Thessaloniki.

As of 2011, Keren resides in Budapest, working alongside Ferenc Rados, where she plays piano.

In 2016, Keren returned to Israel Tel-Aviv, where she continues to play the piano and paint.


  1. ^ "Keren Hanan". Budapest Festival Orchestra. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2010.

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