MICHAEL ZARTSEKEL
Pianist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture arranged recitals for Michael throughout Israel, including participation in the Raanana Concert series for subscribers. The organization awarded Michael scholarships for studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and produced a CD of music performed by him.

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1980 in the Former Soviet Union, Michael started piano studies at the age of seven. From the age of ten, he studied in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky school for gifted children. In 2000, he immigrated to Israel on his own.

Included in the prizes and awards that Michael has received: The Scriabin prize - 1995 Moscow, International Prize Emmanuel Durlet for Piano - 2005 Antwerp, First Prize in the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance Piano Competition - 2008, 4th Prize at the Monterey Competition in Mexico.

 

On winning the Concerto Competition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in 2011, Michael performed with the Academy orchestra under the baton of Eitan Globerson. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion.

His teachers include: Prof. Vasily Yermakov in Moscow, and Rita Lisochin and Prof. Isaac Katz in Israel, where he continued his studies with Yaron Rosenthal.  

Michael performs regularly in recitals, festivals and as a soloist with orchestras in Israel and abroad.

Zefunot Culture (Secrets of Culture) has accompanied Michael since his arrival in Israel and supported the production of a recording of Michael’s playing which received excellent reviews.