Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today—reflects a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who note his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered) and “remarkable blend of the intellectual, physical and even devilish sides of performance” (Chicago Sun-Times). A frequent recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Wosner is known for imaginative programming that links music of the past and present, as in his ongoing Bridge to Beethoven recital series with violinist Jennifer Koh, which pairs the composer’s violin sonatas with new works inspired by them. In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Wosner continues his focus on Beethoven through a variety of collaborations, while also launching a new solo recital series, Schubert: The Great Sonatas, which will continue into the 2017-18 season.

Posted: Sep-2-2016

The pianist Shai Wosner might be tempted to relive a formative childhood experience this weekend as the New York Philharmonic plays along to screenings of “Amadeus.” As a boy of 8 or so in Israel, he was captivated by that 1984 film about Mozart, seeing it three times in the movie theater in quick succession.

— The New York Times
Posted: Jul-18-2019