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Israeli 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 career.
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. She is founder and director of the Neuer Musikverein Berlin e.V. which promotes cultural, intellectual and social cooperation centring around music and its performance. The Verein devotes itself in particular to preserving the memory, reviving the heritage and exploring Jewish-German culture in Berlin from the early twentieth century up to the 1930s. The latest project of Neuermusik Verein Berlin e.V is a three - year cooperation with the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin on Music in the time of Bauhaus.

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.." Further recordings of the clarinet works by Paul Hindemith are scheduled to be released in 2025.

Season 2023 - 2024 includes solo, chamber, and lieder recitals in Europe, USA and Israel. 
The season also brings a debut solo performance with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, The international chamber music festival IM BIET, the second installment of the Bauhaus Music Festival in Berlin as well as a series of concerts in cooperation with Brown University and the Center for Jewish Studies in NYC on composer Darius Milhaud.​


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