World-class pianist and UIA success story entertains longstanding supporters

November 12, 2018 by Jenna Chaitowitz
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UIA NSW was honoured to host world-class pianist, Victor Stanislavsky from Israel at a ‘thank you’ brunch for cumulative givers.

More than 150 guests who have supported Israel through UIA for 20 years and over attended the event at Double Bay Bowling Club, in appreciation of their ongoing contribution to the global Keren Hayesod-UIA family.

Stanislavsky entertained guests with pieces from Chopin, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as his own beautiful rendition of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav and Hatikvah.

Stanislavsky is a true success story. Having made Aliyah from Ukraine with his family as a child in 1990 with the support of UIA and The Jewish Agency for Israel, Stanislavsky followed his passion for music in his new homeland.

He began piano lessons at the Haifa Conservatory and by age 10, had won 1st prize at a young talent competition in Israel. Since then, he has won over 13 top prizes and awards at competitions in Italy, Andorra, China, the US and Israel.

Stanislavsky served in the Israel Defense Forces under the status of an ‘Outstanding Musician.’

Hailed as one of the most outstanding young pianists in Israel today, as part of his international career he has travelled to Europe, Asia, North America and South America. During the past concert season, he gave over 70 performances as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and appeared at major festivals such as Meet in Beijing, Shanghai Piano Festival and the Israel Festival. As an avid chamber musician, Stanislavsky has collaborated with artists including violinists Christian Tetzlaff and David Garrett; cellist Gary Hoffman and soprano Chen Reis.

A video was shown at the brunch which featured beneficiaries of UIA’s projects in Israel thanking supporters for their ongoing assistance.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise, in a small way, those members of our UIA NSW family who have been unwavering partners For the People of Israel through the UIA. The scope and scale of Keren Hayesod worldwide means that it is often easy to forget just how important each individual contribution is, and how it impacts the continued strengthening and securing of the People of Israel,” UIA CEO Yair Miller said.

Stanislavsky also performed at a UIA Victoria event in Melbourne.

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