Mordecai Shehori

Mordecai Shehori is an Israeli-American pianist. Shehori was born in Israel and studied in Tel Aviv with Mindru Katz, whom he cites as his most influential teacher. At 9 he gave his first public performance. Later he received first prize in the Beethoven Competition and received the American Israel Cultural Foundation Award. ...show more

Mordecai Shehori is an Israeli-American pianist. Shehori was born in Israel and studied in Tel Aviv with Mindru Katz, whom he cites as his most influential teacher. At 9 he gave his first public performance. Later he received first prize in the Beethoven Competition and received the American Israel Cultural Foundation Award.

In New York, he studied with Claude Frank at the Mannes College of Music and graduated from the Juilliard School. Shehori made his New York debut after winning the 1974 Jeunesses Musicales Competition. He concertizes in the United States, Canada, and Europe and has performed at various music festivals and at the White House. He has given 27 different recital programs in New York in as many years.

His critically acclaimed commercial recordings for Connoisseur Society and Cembal d'amour include music by Beethoven, Chopin, Scarlatti, Liszt, Rameau, Rachmaninoff, and many others. He is a two-time recipient of the La Gesse Foundation Award. In February 1987, Shehori had the honor and privilege of playing two pianos with the great Vladimir Horowitz. Shehori accompanied Horowitz in Mozart's Piano Concerto K488, playing the orchestral reduction on second piano, whilst Vladimir Horowitz played the concerto's solo part. ...show less