Gortler Daniel, piano
Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler has delighted both audiences and critics alike with his memorable performances around the world, receiving great praise for both his technical mastery and his musical ingenuity. Daniel Gortler has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Berlin Radio, the Bavarian Radio, NDR, Bochum Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as Houston, San Francisco, New World, Atlanta and San Jose symphony orchestras. In addition he has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as all other orchestras in his home country of Israel. Gortler replaced Murray Perahia on very short notice, performing the
Schumann piano concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Valery Gergiev. Other esteemed conductors with whom Daniel Gortler has collaborated include Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yoel Levi, Yoav Talmi, Steven Sloane, Franz Welzer-Most, Manfred Honeck, Mendi Rodan, Yuri Ahronovich, Leonid Grin and Justus Frantz to name but a few. He has appeared at the Houston Summer Festival, Israel Festival and the Montpellier, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein and the Verbier music festivals. He has participated in a video recording of Mark Neikrug’s Through Roses, collaborating with Pinchas Zukerman.
In addition to his frequent orchestral and recital performances, Daniel Gortler is an avid chamber music performer. He regularly performs with artists such as Bo Skovhus, Nikolaj Znaider, David Garrett, Steven Isserlis and Sharon
Rostorf-Zamir. Gortler made his New York recital debut at the 92nd Y and at the Mogador Theater in Paris, performing the complete cycle of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words. He recorded that cycle for JMC. In 2003 Gortler recorded an album for BMG Classics with violinist Nikolaj Znaider. Another recording of Schumann compositions is about
to be released in 2009. He performed recitals at the Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His most recent performances included his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a debut recital at
Wigmore Hall in London and tours in South Korea, Japan and Turkey. Daniel Gortler won the first prize in Chile’s Vina del Mar International Competition in 1987, and in the Bremen International Piano Competition in 1991. At the age of 19 he placed second in the Munich International Piano Competition, and third at the Geneva International Piano Competition. He has also won the Gina Bachauer Award in Jerusalem and the Salon de Virtuoso annual award in New York. Gortler studied the piano with Ms. Neomi Hacohen and graduated from the Rubin Music Academy in Tel-Aviv University and the Musikhochschule in Hanover Germany. In both academies he studied with Prof. Arie Vardi. Mr. Gortler is currently a faculty member of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University.