Ilana Vered is a classical pianist born on December 6, 1943 in Tel Aviv.
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From age 13 to 15 she attended the Paris Conservatoire, which awarded her first prize in piano upon her graduation; among her teachers there were Vlado Perlemuter and Jeanne-Marie Darré. Vered then continued her music studies at the Juilliard School under Rosina Lhévinne. In 1961 she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Vered has performed across the world with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Philharmonia, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Japan NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic. She has performed as soloist under the batons of most of the world's finest conductors, including Stokowski, Solti, Mehta, Kempe, Kondrashin, Tilson Thomas, de Waart, Slatkin, Comissiona, Conlon, Davis, Sanderling, Casadesus, Bertini, Weller, Sawallisch, Atzmon, Leppard, Rodan, Judd, Foster, Bamert, Janson and Vanska. She has performed as a chamber musician, and as a soloist, and her recordings of Frédéric Chopin and Moritz Moszkowski études have received particular critical notice. Vered has also taught master classes and has founded at least two festivals, the Summerfest Series of Rutgers University and Music Fest Perugia in Perugia, Italy.
She recorded for Decca in the 1970s. She made the world premiere complete recording of Moszkowski's 15 Études de Virtuosité, Op. 72, in 1970. She also recorded the five Beethoven concertos as well as the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody, Mozart Concerto No. 21 and 23 and Brahms Concerto No. 2.
Ms. Vered has been a frequent guest on television and radio, including appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Merv Griffin Show, as well as guest performances on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television stations in the United states and the BBC in the United Kingdom. In collaboration with the noted Swiss movie producer Adrian Marthaler, Ms. Vered has made a series of unusual feature-length films entitled "Looking at Music," which was telecast by the BBC, and the Arts and Entertainment and Bravo cable networks. These films are being distributed as home videos in the U.S. By BMG.