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Pianist Michal Friedlander made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 15 playing a piano trio by invitation of Isaac Stern.
Chamber music and accompaniment have been ever since the focus of her multifaceted carrier.
Born in Geneva and raised in Israel Michal Friedlander studied at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem with Professor Benjamin Oren and Professor Ilona Vince-Kraus. Later she completed her Graduate degrees with Patricia Zander at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
An active solo player Michal Friedlander appears regularly with Orchestras in Europe and Israel. among those are the Jerusalem Symphony, The Israeli Chamber Orchestra, The Tel Aviv Soloists, Bruno Maderna Orchestra, the Bayerischen Kammerphilharmonie, the Tübinger Kammerorchester, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
and the Hamburger Symphoniker.
Her Chamber music ensembles and collaborations brought Michal Friedlander to such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Berliner Philharmonie, Jordan Hall, and Queen Elisabeth Hall. She collaborates regularly with Internationally known soloists and singers. Michal Friedlander appeared in the chamber music festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Beijing, Sapporo, Ravinia, Jerusalem, Zermatt, Rolandseck, and Villa Musica.
Michal Friedlander founded the Series Prelude Concerts in Berlin and is co-director of the Friedberger Musiksommer festival.
2020 brings a new chapter as the co-director and curator of
Neuer Musikverein Berlin e.V.
Together with Karl-Heinz Steffens Michal Friedlander recorded the entire works for clarinet and piano by Brahms. A review of this CD writes "…The complex piano accompaniment is managed beautifully by Friedlander. with her high culture of sound and touch, she produces miraculous sounds from her piano.."
Season 2023 includes solo, chamber, and lieder recitals in Europe and Israel As well as appearances in the Winterklänge fest in Schloss Engers, Kurt Weill Fest in Dessau, Musik im Dorf Festival and the Friedberger Musiksommer. A recording of chamber works by Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker and Franz Schmidt is scheduled to be released for Cappricio records.