"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."
Israeli pianist, born in Haifa. In 2014 he moved to London to study with Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has performed at Royal Festival Hall, St John's Smith Square, made his playing-directing debut in St.Martins in the Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and was selected as artist for the Kirckman Concert Society for a Wigmore Hall recital debut. Recently released to critical acclaim his debut CD with Oehms Classics, described by the Sunday Times as an "intriguing, deeply intelligent and sensitive pianist", on Pizzicato magazine Luxemburg : " Inbar
plays with insight, temperament and great finesse" , and "intriguing, thought provoking and enlightening" (Haaretz).
As a soloist Yehuda also played with the St. John's chamber orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra , Netanya-Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra, and Ashdod symphony orchestra. He took part in festivals such as the Beethoven Fest in Bonn, Aegean Arts Festival, Israel -Festival , Piano Festival of the Royal Academy of Music, Dartington Summer Festival, Tibor Varga Festival and others, and appeared in piano duo with Michel Dalberto. Yehuda's playing has been live broadcasted on the BBC Radio, Classic FM, and on the Israeli radio channel "Kol Hamusica " .
In 2018 Yehuda curates a new concert series in central London at the Sherriff Centre, featuring jazz and classical music concerts in an unusual venue. Currently working on a long term project of performing the entire Schubert piano sonatas. An avid contemporary music player, he commissioned Michael Finnissy a new completion of Schubert's Reliquie Sonata D840, Premiered in May 2017 and recorded for his debut CD, premiered pieces by Benaya Halperin, Amir Aranya, and performed with the Chamber Music Club for Israeli Music.
In 2012 he curated in Tel-Aviv "Levinsky 24" concert series held in Amnon David Ar's art studio, combining classical and Jazz concerts with figurative art.
During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, he received the MacFarren gold medal as well as the Loyds prize for the best piano recital, the Lilian Daveis prize, third prize at the Beethoven society in Europe intercollegiate competition. Yehuda also won the first prize at the Kalmi piano competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance , second prize at the national competition "Piano Forever", a second prize at the acdemy's concerto, Bundarenko family prize and a special prize for the performance of an Israeli piece from Tel-Hai international masterclasses.
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).
Upon finishing his 3 years long military service at IDF as an outstanding musician, he studied at the Buchman Mehta High school of Music and completed his B.Mus at the JerusalemAcademy of Music and Dance. His teacher are Joanna MacGregor, Michel Dalberto, Vadim Monastyrski, Eithan Globerson , Dina Turgeman, Emanuel Krasovsky and Dafna Feder. Participated in Master Classes and intensive courses with Andrass Schiff , Michel Dalberto,Imogen Cooper, Pnina Salzman, Dimitri Bashkirov , Boris Berman and Arie Vardi.
Yehuda currently furthers his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where has completed his M.Mus and an artist diploma.