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01.29.18
Shai Wosner
Schubert’s final sonatas given impressive rendering by Israeli pianist
Washington Post
01.17.18
Shai Wosner
Esteemed Pianist Serenades College
The Middlebury Campus
01.14.18
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner
Albany Times Union
05.18.17
Shai Wosner
Gramophone Review: Shai Wosner: Impromptu
Gramophone
05.15.17
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner performs piano concertos by Haydn and Ligeti
Classical-Music.com
05.14.17
Shai Wosner
Diary: The summer’s musical promise, the withering of the BBC, and universities after Brexit
New Statesman
05.10.17
Shai Wosner
Concert: Aurora Orchestra/ Collon at Kings Place"
The Times
05.10.17
Shai Wosner
Concert: Aurora Orchestra/ Collon at Kings Place, N1
The Times
03.30.17
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
From classical to modern with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
The Art Blog
02.18.17
Shai Wosner
Review: Columbus Symphony Orchestra proves it can’t go wrong with the classics
The Columbus Dispatch
01.24.17
Shai Wosner
Pianist Shai Wosner Takes Over Sirius XM Symphony Hall Facebook Page
Broadway World
01.01.17
Calidore String Quartet , Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Shai Wosner, Gil Shaham, Colin Currie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Staatskapelle Berlin , Cleveland Orchestra , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , The Knights , Philharmonic Orchestra , VOCES8 , Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford, Morris Robinson, James Darrah
Best of 2016
12.08.16
Shai Wosner
Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas and Variations CD review – here's how to make Beethoven's huge structures work
The Guardian
11.30.16
Shai Wosner
Review: Shai Wosner's Haydn/Ligeti
FanFare
10.03.16
Shai Wosner
Haydn: Concertos in G & D, etc. REVIEW
Classical Music Magazine
09.28.16
Shai Wosner
Classical CD Of The Week: A Timeless Combination Of Ligeti And Haydn
Forbes
08.02.16
Shai Wosner
Quirky combination: Haydn and Ligeti from Shai Wosner
Planet Hugill
08.01.16
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner’s HAYDN Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 11 LIGETI Piano Concerto
Gramophone
07.16.16
Shai Wosner
Classical CDs Weekly: Elgar, Haydn, Ligeti, Smaro Gregoriadou
The Arts Desk
06.26.16
Shai Wosner
Concert review: Israeli pianist's fine showcase of improvisation in classical music
The Straits Time
05.29.16
Shai Wosner
Classical picks: If you know Haydn, you know better . . .
Philadelphia Inquirer
05.06.15
Shai Wosner
A Shai Wosner Recital of the Profoundest Mastery
Seen and Heard International
05.04.15
Shai Wosner
Review: Pianist Wosner arranges things his way
Philly.com
02.23.15
Shai Wosner
Wosner, WCO a winning combination again
Madison Magazine
02.21.15
Shai Wosner
Pianist Shai Wosner approaches Schubert with delicacy
Isthmus
02.15.15
Shai Wosner, VOCES8
New Releases: Jan Vogler, Shai Wosner, Voces8
WQXR
01.30.15
Shai Wosner
Schubert, Then and Now
The New York Times
01.07.15
Shai Wosner
Classical Playlist: Beethoven, Brahms, John Luther Adams and More
The New York Times
01.01.15
Shai Wosner
SCHUBERT Moments Musicaux. Piano Sonata No 20
Gramophone
12.15.14
Shai Wosner
Norman Lebrecht Album of the Week
Sinfini Music
12.10.14
Shai Wosner
In With the New: It’s time we took more risk in new music programming.
The Wall Street Journal
09.27.14
Shai Wosner
ISO and its music director are in top form for Classical Series opener, with help from an imaginative guest soloist
Jay Harvey Upstage
06.30.14
Shai Wosner
Fine Recital by Veronika Eberle and Shai Wosner
Seen and Heard International
06.22.14
Shai Wosner
Brown's brilliant Beethoven
U-T San Diego
04.14.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: Signs, Games & Messages
Music Web International
02.01.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: 'Signs, Games & Messages'
Gramophone (pdf)
02.01.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Strings Attached
The Whole Note
12.18.13
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Signs, Games + Messages = Works of JANACEK & BARTOK – Jennifer Koh, violin/ Shai Wosner, p. – Cedille
Audiophile Audition
11.26.13
Shai Wosner
Music review: Superb Schubert from Shai Wosner
San Francisco Chronicle
10.22.13
Shai Wosner
An ensemble’s flightpath, in search of elusive melody
Boston Globe
09.19.13
Shai Wosner
Schubert, Underground
The New York Times
09.17.13
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner’s Bliss Factor
ConcertoNet.com
07.31.13
Shai Wosner
The Consolations of a Schubert Sonata Surplus
The New York Times
05.12.13
Shai Wosner
Pianist Shai Wosner finds Schubert’s dark side
The Washington Post
03.23.13
Shai Wosner
Pianist Shai Wosner masters Mozart and conductor Andrew Sewell tackles Bruckner with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
The Daily Page
03.23.13
Shai Wosner
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra: Two Great Halves Equal One Spectacular Evening
Madison Magazine
12.17.12
Shai Wosner
At Phillips, Shai Wosner’s Beethoven and Debussy are brief and lasting
Washington Post
08.12.12
Shai Wosner
Mozart Festival Theme Takes Flight, From Lobby to Stage
The New York Times
05.22.12
Shai Wosner
Hersch and Diamond Premieres, plus Chihuly’s “Bluebeard”
Seen and Heard International
05.13.12
Shai Wosner
John Fleming's classical CD picks: Shai Wosner
Tampa Bay Times
03.19.12
Shai Wosner
Satisfying sonic Sunday: BSO with Belohlavek, Richard Goode at Shriver Hall
The Baltimore Sun
03.18.12
Shai Wosner
Review: Jiri Belohlavek leads Baltimore Symphony at Strathmore
Washington Post
03.12.12
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner: Franz SCHUBERT CD
MusicWeb International
01.01.12
Shai Wosner
Schubert – Piano Sonatas “Reliquie’ Review
Gramophone
12.01.11
Shai Wosner
Poetry without words
BBC Music Magazine
11.22.11
Shai Wosner
Concert review: Oklahoma City Philharmonic features two debuts
Oklahoman
09.25.11
Shai Wosner
Schubert: C and D major sonatas, D840, D850
La Scena Musicale
09.21.11
Shai Wosner
Pianist Shai Wosner peforms works by Schubert on his second recital album to be released by Onyx on October 11
Shuman Associates
08.25.11
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Interpreting the Contrasts of Mozart
The New York Times
07.22.11
Shai Wosner
Oregon Bach Festival 2011
tommanoff.com
07.21.11
Shai Wosner
Finale of CMNW’s Tuesday night series is grand indeed
Oregon Music News
07.11.11
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner makes big impression on the piano
The Register-Guard
05.31.11
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 27
The Argus
05.19.11
Shai Wosner
Review: SPCO's 'Short Ride in a Fast Machine' takes audience on a satisfying journey
Pioneer Press
04.21.11
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner; Interview by Tom Manoff
tommanoff.com
04.09.11
Shai Wosner
Beautiful Beethoven (times two) closes chamber orchestra season
The Capital Times
02.28.11
Shai Wosner
Provocative pieces from Shai Wosner
Philadelphia Inquirer
12.30.10
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner's Rich, Transparent Piano Sound
NPR
12.01.10
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner: Brahms and Schoenberg
International Record Review
11.01.10
Shai Wosner
CD Review: Shai Wosner-Schoenberg/Brahms International Piano Choice
International Piano
10.31.10
Shai Wosner
BSO: Invitation to the Dance, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Echo
10.08.10
Shai Wosner
Finding Brahms in Schoenberg
New York Times
10.01.10
Shai Wosner
The steady rise of an Israeli pianist who caught the ear of Daniel Barenboim
Gramophone
09.16.10
Shai Wosner
Connecting the Dots Between 2 Composers
New York Times
05.29.10
Shai Wosner
A Glendale Nocturne: Saturday night with the LACO
Crescenta Valley Weekly
05.19.10
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Violinist and pianist form team to produce some beautiful music
Buffalo News
05.17.10
Shai Wosner
Three 'conductors' save the day for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Times
03.21.10
Shai Wosner
Shai Wosner conveys drama and temperament in Birmingham recital
The Birmingham News
03.07.10
Shai Wosner
Symphony's Perick begins his farewell
Charlotte Observer
02.06.10
Shai Wosner
Oundjian gains strength as conductor
Chicago Sun-Times
02.06.10
Shai Wosner
Pianist and conductor outstanding in CSO debuts
Chicago Tribune
07.29.09
Shai Wosner, Claire Bloom
Singing Strings; The Chamber Music Festival’s opening week doesn’t disappoint
Santa Fe Reporter
05.06.09
Shai Wosner
Pianist explores range of Schubert’s melodies
Omaha World Herald
02.19.09
Shai Wosner
Miró String Quartet delves into dramatic work
Denver Post
03.27.08
Shai Wosner
Pianist lights up Cleveland Orchestra's salute to Israel
Miami Herald
09.21.07
Shai Wosner
Pianist SHAI WOSNER selected as BBC NEW GENERATION ARTIST
Opus 3 Artists
08.14.07
Shai Wosner
Transition & Transformation
New York Sun
02.05.05
Shai Wosner
Symphony visitors Oundjian, Wosner warrant call-backs
San Francisco Chronicle

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire-from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today-reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who note his "keen musical mind and deep musical soul" (NPR's All Things Considered).

In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Wosner launches his recital series Schubert: The Great Sonatas, which continues his career-long, critically acclaimed engagement with the composer's music. Described as a "Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character" by Gramophone, he performs Schubert's last six piano sonatas over multiple concert programs at 92nd Street Y in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and other venues throughout the United States and Japan.  

Mr. Wosner's recital repertoire this season also includes works from his latest solo recording, Impromptu (Onyx Classics, 2017), which features an eclectic mix of improvisationally inspired works by composers from Beethoven and Schubert to Gershwin and Ives. The pieces range from true improvisations to such stylized miniatures as Schubert's Four Impromptus, D935, and together they reflect Mr. Wosner's interest in exploring subtle connections between works of contrasting styles and time periods. Impromptu forms the basis for a fall recital program presented by Peoples' Symphony Concerts in New York.

Additional highlights include season-opening performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, the latter featuring a performance of duo-piano works by Debussy and Ravel with Martha Argerich; and appearances as soloist with the Boulez Ensemble (at the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin), Aurora Orchestra in the U.K., and Princeton Symphony Orchestra. In May, Mr. Wosner performs Silvestrov's The Messenger for piano and strings and Mozart's Piano Concerto in C Major K467 with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain; and Beethoven's First Piano Concerto at the Chautauqua Festival in July 2018. He also continues the Bridge to Beethoven series with his longtime collaborator, violinist Jennifer Koh, in recitals across the nation, appears in duo recitals with violinist Veronika Eberle (in Japan) and cellist István Várdai (in Hungary and the U.S.), and performs in chamber music by Fauré with cellist Steven Isserlis as part of the International Musicians Seminar in the U.K. 

Mr. Wosner records for Onyx Classics, and his recordings have been widely praised for their inventive pairings of classical and modern masters. His most recent release, Impromptu, goes further by featuring seven composers-Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorák, Gershwin, and Ives-in thirteen solo piano works. Previous releases include concertos and capriccios by Haydn and Ligeti with the Danish National Symphony conducted by Nicholas Collon, solo works by Brahms and Schoenberg, and works by Schubert paired with new works by Missy Mazzoli. As a chamber musician, Mr. Wosner has recorded Beethoven's complete sonatas and variations for cello and piano with Ralph Kirshbaum for Onyx Classics, as well as works by Bartók, Janácek, and Kurtág with violinist Jennifer Koh for Cedille Records.

Mr. Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award-a prize he used to commission Michael Hersch's concerto Along the Ravines, which he performed with the Seattle Symphony and Deutsche Radio Philharmonie in its world and European premieres. He was in residence with the BBC as a New Generation Artist, during which he appeared frequently with the BBC orchestras, including conducting Mozart concertos from the keyboard with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the BBC Scottish Symphony in both subscription concerts and Proms performances with Donald Runnicles and appeared with the BBC Philharmonic in a live broadcast from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. As a concerto soloist in the U.S., Mr. Wosner has appeared with the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, among others. In addition to the BBC orchestras, he has performed abroad with the Barcelona Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, LSO St. Luke's, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Orchestre National de Belgique, Staatskapelle Berlin, and the Vienna Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Wosner has also appeared with the Orpheus, St. Paul, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras, having conducted the latter from the keyboard in a 2010 concert that was broadcast on American Public Radio.

Mr. Wosner has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Jirí Belohlávek, James Conlon, Alan Gilbert, Gunther Herbig, James Judd, Zubin Mehta, Peter Oundjian, Donald Runnicles, Leonard Slatkin, Jeffrey Tate, and Yan Pascal Tortelier, and has performed at summer festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bravo! Vail festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and Ravinia Festival. For several consecutive summers, he was involved in the West-Eastern Divan Workshop led by Mr. Barenboim and toured as soloist with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. 

Widely sought after by colleagues for his versatility and spirit of partnership, Mr. Wosner has collaborated as a chamber musician with numerous artists, including Martha Argerich, Martin Fröst, Lynn Harrell, Dietrich Henschel, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jennifer Koh, Cho-Liang Lin, Christian Tetzlaff, and Pinchas Zukerman. He has also collaborated with leading chamber ensembles, including the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet in The Schubert Effect recital series. Mr. Wosner is a former member of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two and performs regularly at various chamber music festivals, including Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Piano Aux Jacobins festival in France, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Recent chamber music engagements include performances presented by the Internationale Beethovenfeste in Bonn and Kunstfreunde Wiesloch; Beethoven recitals with cellist Ralph Kirshbaum at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, among other venues; a performance of Berg's Chamber Concerto presented by the Kammerakademie Potsdam; and Bridge to Beethoven recitals with violinist Jennifer Koh.

Born in Israel, Mr. Wosner enjoyed a broad musical education from a very early age, studying piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky, as well as composition, theory, and improvisation with André Hajdu. He later studied at The Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax. Mr. Wosner is on the faculty at the Longy School of Music in Boston. He resides in New York with his wife and two children.

For more information on Mr. Wosner, please visit his fan page on Facebook and go to shaiwosner.com.

Last updated May 2018. Contact Opus 3 Artists for the most up-to-date version.

 

Video clip courtesy of BBC, New Generation Artists


Audio Clips:
Gigue Suite for Piano Op 25 by Arnold Schoenberg
Intermezzo: Adagio by Johannes Brahms
From the album Brahms/Schoenberg, Shai Wosner, piano

Sonate pour piano no. 17 en ré majeur, D. 850 - I. Allegro vivace by Franz Schubert
From the album Schubert Piano Sonatas D840 & D850, Shai Wosner, piano

Courtesy of Onyx Classics