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ABOUT

Israeli pianist Itai Navon (born in 1996) has already gained a great deal of experience on important stages in Europe, such as Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Pierre Boulez Saal, deSingel, Beethovenhaus, and appeared with orchestras such as the Israel Camerata, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Symphonette Ra’anana, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

"...the character of Navon's playing showed itself, which works without frills and pathos, in which a great clarity is expressed, paired with an almost childlike joy of playing"

- Sonja Koller, Der General-Anzeiger Bonn

Sir András Schiff invited Itai Navon to perform recitals throughout Europe within the 2018/2019 season of his “Building Bridges” concert series. Since 2018, Itai is studying in the class of Mr. Schiff at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.

Itai Navon has appeared in many music festivals, including Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Bath Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Israel Festival.

​Itai Navon has received valuable advice from renowned pianists such as Daniel Barenboim, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Angela Hewitt, Jonathan Biss, Robert Levin, and more.

Began playing the piano at the age of 10, Itai’s main teacher was Esther Narkis, with whom he studied from the age of 13. Itai studied in the High School and the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His musical education included, among other things, composition lessons with Irena Svetova. As a young musician, he participated in various programs of the Jerusalem Music Center, such as the David Goldman chamber music program, the program for outstanding pianists with Murray Perahia, and in the program for outstanding singers as a corepetitor. After graduating from high school, Itai served in the compulsory service in the IDF as an “outstanding musician”, first as a keyboardist in a military rock band and later as a musical arranger of the various ensembles. In those years, Itai also began his studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, in the class of prof. Emanuel Krasovsky. During his studies, Itai won prizes in several national competitions, such as the Clairmont prize, the Ashdod piano competition, and the Young Artist Competition for chamber music. In 2018 Itai moved to Berlin and began his studies at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, where in addition to the music classes, he studies philosophy, history, and literature.

Itai Navon is supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 2013.

Upcoming Concerts:

18 August 2021 - Recital with Killian White 
Festival "The Last Rose of Summer" in Mendelssohn Haus, Berlin

29 August 2021 - Recital with Johannes Przigodda 
Wetzlarer Kulturgemeinschaft, Wetzlar