|The Silver Garburg Piano Duo
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Praised for their "lyric sensitivity, extraordinary inner perception and overwhelming technical mastering" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo enjoys a flourishing international career, performing in more than forty countries on five continents. Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg founded their duo in 1997 and within a few years became one of the most remarkable piano-duos on the international stage, gaining enthusiastic acclaim from music audiences and critics alike.
Their numerous concerts have taken them to prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, Rome's New Auditorium, Finlandia Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Beijing National Radio, Teatro Colon and Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes, to name a few.
The duo performs with numerous orchestras: The Israel Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Melbourne Symphony, Tchaikovsky Symphony “Fedoseyev”, Berlin Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, NDR (North German Radio) Radiophilharmonie, Munich Chamber, Stuttgart Chamber, Israel Chamber, Israel Camerata, Israel Sinfonietta, Bucharest Philharmonic, Taipei Philharmonic, Chile Philharmonic, Mexico State Symphony, soloists of the Bayerischer Rundfunk and of the Bamberg Symphony, and many others.
They perform at festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Israel Festival, Tokyo Summer Festival, Kremlin Festival, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Passau European Music-Weeks, Sommerkonzerte zwichen Donau und Altmühl, Riga Winterfest, St. Petersburg Palaces Festival, Cervantino Festival, Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Festival Internacional de Segovia, Blanco e Negro Piano Festival, Burghofspiele in Eltville, Liepaja International Piano Star Festival, as well as Artists in Residence at the Canberra Chamber Music Festival and artistic directors of the Braunlager Maikonzerte in Germany.
Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg research and perform many unknown works by major composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. They have an extensive repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, including many works written for and dedicated to them. Their CDs have been released by JMC and NDR records.
Sivan Silver, born in Israel in 1976, and Gil Garburg, born in Israel in 1975, studied with Prof. Arie Vardi at the Rubin Music Academy of Tel-Aviv University and later at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Hanover, Germany. They won first prize in more than a dozen national and international competitions, both as soloists and as a duo.
Ms. Silver and Mr. Garburg present master- classes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Sibelius Music Academy in Helsinki, Beijing Central Conservatory and the Tel- Hai International Piano Master- classes in Israel. In July 2004 they were jurors at the "IBLA Grand Prize" International Competition. Since October 2001 they have taught at the Hanover Musikhochschule in Germany.