"An intriguing, deeply intelligent and sensitive pianist"
The Sunday Times
"A masterful Schubert interpreter. His sensitive touch paired with excellent agogic and phrasing awakens the piano to singing, which not only allows Schubert's music to shine in the most beautiful light, but at the same time draws in the listener to Inbar's playing within just a few notes...
A listening experience which is off the beaten track...
An exemplary recording all round."
"Israeli pianist Yehuda Inbar plays with insight, temperament and great finesse."
"Rarely has Schubert seemed so human"
"Gorgeous touch, sincerely poetic intelligence and an imaginative and adventurous approach to programming...clearly one of today’s foremost younger pianists."
"An original and personal recital, and a bridge that emphasises the sequence and continuation of the music...intriguing, thought provoking and enlightening, and most importantly - it is also moving and enjoyable."
Pianist Yehuda Inbar is gaining international recognition as one of today’s most intriguing and enterprising young artists. Inbar's debut album released in 2019 with Oehms Classics featuring Schubert unfinished sonatas and Schubert inspired new music, has seen unequivocally enthusiastic reviews worldwide, praising his Schubert interpretations as well as his innovative and adventurous approach to programming. As of 2020 Inbar is artistic director of the inaugural Akko International Chamber Music and Jazz Festival in Israel.
Inbar’s debut album featured Schubert unfinished sonatas as well as Schubert inspired contemporary music by Widmann and Finnissy, including Finnissy’s Vervollständigung von Schuberts D840, a completion Inbar has commissioned and premiered in 2017. The release has been hailed by critics of the Sunday Times (UK), Diapason (France), PianoNews (Germany), Pizzicato (Luxemburg), Haaretz (Israel), among others. This debut release is part of Inbar’s long term on-going project of performing the complete Schubert piano sonatas, and will be followed by further commissions.
Having curated already various concert series including Levinsky 24, interacting figurative art and music in Tel Aviv (2012), and the Sherriff Centre Concert Series in London (2018), since 2020 Inbar is artistic director of the new Akko International Chamber Music and Jazz Festival, taking place in the UNESCO heritage Acres citadel. As part of its vision to promote coexistence, bringing people together through music, the festival will include chamber music as well as Jazz and Arab music, lectures, masterclasses and workshops for music students of the Galilee region of diverse backgrounds.
Selected by the Kirckman Concert Society for a Wigmore Hall debut, he has performed in such venues as the Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martins in the Fields (playing-directing Mozart with the Brandenburg Sinfonia), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, performed as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra , Netanya-Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra, Ashdod symphony and the St. John's chamber orchestra. He participated in such festivals as the Beethoven Fest in Bonn, Dartington Summer Festival, Aegean Arts Festival, Israel -Festival, Tibor Varga Festival, and others. His playing has been live broadcasted on BBC radio 4, Classic FM, and Kol Hamusica (Israel).
Inbar started his piano lessons with Dafna Feder, upon graduating from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he studied with Ethan Globerson, Vadim Monastyrski and Dina Turgerman, he furthered his studies at Royal Academy of Music in London with Joanna MacGregor, receiving the MacFarren gold medal, the Lloyds prize for the best piano recital as well as the Lilian Daveis prize. Participated in Master Classes with Andrass Schiff, Richard Goode, Michel Dalberto, Imogen Cooper, Pnina Salzman, Dimitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman and Arie Vardi.
Recipient of scholarships with distinction from AICF (2009-2013), AIA (2014-2016), Royal Academy of Music – Constance Bastard Memorial Scholarship (2014-2016), AJA (2015-2016), full scholarship from the Eden-Tamir piano duo cathedra(2010-2012), full scholarship for excellence in chamber music from the Jerusalem music academy (2009).
Inbar currently furthers his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, raising a discussion on strangeness in Schubert, involving composers as diverse as Brett Dean, Michael Finnissy, Richard Barrett, Gerorg Friedrich Haas, Jörg Widmann, Morgan Hayes, and others.