Orli Shaham – Israel/United States
A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety, and brilliance, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Ms. Shaham is in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. The New York Times called her a “brilliant pianist,” the Chicago Tribune recently referred to her as “a first-rate Mozartean” in a performance with the Chicago Symphony, and London’s Guardian said her playing at the Proms was “perfection.”
She has performed with many of the world’s major orchestras and appeared in recital around the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. She is artistic director of Pacific Symphony’s chamber series, Café Ludwig in Costa Mesa, and artistic director of the interactive children’s concert series Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, which she founded in 2010.
n 2021, Ms. Shaham performed with the Marin, Vancouver, and Reading Symphony Orchestras, and released the second and third volumes of the complete Mozart piano sonatas. Her Mozart recording project also includes volume 1 of the sonatas and her album of piano concertos with the St. Louis Symphony, all of which are part of her discography of a dozen titles on Canary Classics.
Ms. Shaham is a co-host and creative for the national radio program From the Top. She is on the piano and chamber music faculty at The Juilliard School and is chair of the board of trustees at Kaufman Music Center in New York.
Orli Shaham has been a Steinway Artist since 2003.