Aviram Reichert – recognised for his deeply intelligent interpretations, formidable technique and ravishing tone – was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 10th International Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 1997, after having won several major competitions in the Far East, France and Germany.
Today, Reichert is a frequent soloist with the leading orchestras in his native country, Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony. His prize-winning participation in competitions in Japan and Korea have afforded him continuous concert engagements in the Far East over the past 15 years with orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony, the Korean Symphony, and the Daegu Symphony. He has also performed with the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, the major orchestras in South Africa, and numerous orchestras in the United States. Conductors he has worked with include the late Sergiu Commissiona, James Conlon, Peter Bay, James De Priest, Leslie Dunner, Harvey Felder, Miguel Harth- Bedoya, David Lockington, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Emmanuel Krivine, Meir Minsky, Leon Botstein, Kevin Rhodes, Barry Wordsworth, Guillermo Figueroa, Michele Carulli, and Kim Daejim.
Aviram’s recent seasons include performances of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Tacoma Symphony, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra. He has been guest pianist with New York’s renowned Sejong Soloists, and was the soloist in Beethoven’s Concerto No.2 and the Gershwin Concerto in F at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center.
In recital, Reichert has performed throughout the United States, Israel, South Africa, the Far East and in Europe, where an appearance at the Herkules-Saal in Munich elicited an enthusiastic ovation and high critical praise. In 2011, Aviram was guest of the Mizel Arts and Culture Center in a recital at the University of Denver’s Newman Center performing Beethoven Sonatas and the Brahms Piano Quintet with the Colorado Chamber Players. In 2012, he was guest artist at the prestigious Stellenbosch International Piano Symposium near Cape Town, South Africa.
A fine and dedicated chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Anne Akiko Meyers, Maya Beiser, Guy Braunstein, Yuri Gandelsman, Vadim Gluzman, Dylana Jenson, Bill Purcell, and Philippe Quint. He has also toured extensively with cellist Young Song, and can be seen on youtube with Israel Philharmonic principal clarinettist, Ron Selka. Festival performances include the Ruhr and Epinal Music Festivals, Tokyo Summer Festival, Bear Valley, CA, Durango and Steamboat Springs, CO, Ravinia Festival, the Fontana and the Gilmore Keyboard Festivals. Aviram returns to Durango every summer to participate in the Music in the Mountains festival, where he was resident pianist for eight years, and most recently played Rachmaninov’s second Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra.
In addition to his busy performing career, Reichert is a sought-after teacher who is frequently invited to conduct master-classes throughout the world. From 2001-2008 he held the positions of Associate Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Seoul National University, College of Music. Aviram Reichert studied at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv with Professor Arie Vardi. He is a Steinway artist.