Oren Shani - Pianist

Oren Shani was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1977. He studied piano with Jenny Keren and composition with Alex Kornhendler at the Neve Eliezer Conservatory. He continued his piano studies with Emanuel Krasovsky at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. After a break of three years due to military service, Oren continued his studies at the Rubin Academy, earning his Master's Degree summa cum laude. Further studies with Alexis Weissenberg and Maurizio Pollini played an important part in his artistic development. Together with music, poetry has remained Oren's foremost passion, and in 1999 his first poetry book "Requiem after Intercourse with Life" was published in Israel. Since 2002 Oren has been living in Germany