World-class pianist and UIA success story to visit Australia

October 9, 2018 by Jenna Chaitowitz
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UIA is to host world-class pianist Israel-based Victor Stanislavsky for events in Melbourne and Sydney in November 2018.

Victor Stanislavsky

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 Conservatorium 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 Ravinia, 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.

Stanislavsky holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees summa cum laude in music performance from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, where he studied with Daniel Gortler and Arie Vardi and now serves on the faculty himself.

He also teaches during his professional time, and despite his young age, has given master classes at the Shanghai Music Conservatory and Calgary University.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reviewed him as “a breath-taking virtuoso.”

“UIA continues to try to bring Israel’s culture to our community and supporters. Victor is one of the most outstanding musicians in Israel today and we are so proud to have the connection to Israel, through UIA, through multiple different mediums,” UIA CEO Yair Miller said.

Stanislavsky will perform at a UIA Victoria concert on Thursday 1 November, 7 pm at Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Tickets are $15 per person and available at uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/vic or contact 1300 ISRAEL (1300 477 235).

In Sydney, he will perform at two UIA NSW events.

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