Matan Porat

  • Piano
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Hailed by the New York Times for his “magnificent sound and breath of expression”, pianist and composer Matan Porat has performed in distinguished venues including the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Concertgebouw Amsterdam and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, working with such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Susanna Mälkki, Ludovic Morlot and François-Xavier Roth.

Known for his unique, narrative-based programming, Porat’s varied repertoire ranges from the complete Bach Partitas and Schubert Sonatas to Ives’ Concord Sonata and the Ligeti piano concerto. He has participated in many acclaimed festivals including Marlboro, Lockenhaus, Ravinia, Verbier, Hohenems, Rheingau, La Folle Journée, Piano aux Jacobins and Musikfest Berlin. Chamber music appearances include performances with the Artemis Quartet, Quatuor Ysaÿe, Cuarteto Casals, Modigliani, Schumann and Jerusalem Quartets.

Born in Tel-Aviv, Matan Porat studied with Emanuel Krasovsky, Maria João Pires and Murray Perahia, obtaining his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. His composition teachers were Ruben Seroussi and George Benjamin.