Master pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen has been dedicated to the medium of improvisational piano. "He is a passionate man who feels deeply, and he has the talent to express those feelings through his playing. You can not help but be moved by his performance." - Frank Rubolino, Cadence.
A classically trained pianist with a unique jazz style, Eyran has performed concerts and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. His concert tours included venues such as Saint Joseph Theater, Scarborough; Bechstein Centrum, Hamburg; Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival; Teatro di Marcello, Rome; Mirrors Hall, St. Petersburg; Iridium Jazz Club, New York and Jordan Hall, Boston. This summer, he is scheduled to perform a concert in the town of Katzenelnbogen in Germany, where his great ancestor was born in the fifteen century.
In 2011, Eyran collaborated with classical pianist Andrei Ivanovitch on the DVD Classical Meets Jazz: Pictures at an Exhibition - a two-piano onstage dialogue weaving together classical and jazz styles in a revolutionary interpretation of Mussorgsky's timeless masterpiece. Eyran and Andrei preformed their innovative program to enthusiastic audiences in Europe, Russia and the United States.
Related to Felix Mendelssohn, Eyran was born in Israel and was first taught by Aida Barenboim, mother and teacher of famed pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim. Eyran went on to continue his music education at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he trained with Ran Blake, Paul Bley, Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, George Russell and Gunther Schuller.
Since 1996, Eyran has held a faculty position at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. At NEC, Eyran has pioneered innovative techniques for teaching contemporary music performance to students with special abilities and diverse needs. He collaborated with his students on ten CDs, and created a music library on YouTube documenting their performances.
Eyran continues to thrill and inspire his listeners throughout the world. His recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed by major jazz publications such as Jazziz, Jazz Times, Jazz Journal International and All About Jazz.
"He sets the bar towards which other pianists must strive." - Jay Deshpandae, All About Jazz
For additional information visit the Eyran Records official Website: www.EYRAN.com