TAU Multipiano's Tour Sells Out in South America
Playing to thousands at the largest concert halls in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru, the piano ensemble, Multipiano, of Tel Aviv University's Buchmann–Mehta School of Music, completed its highly-acclaimed South American tour in August, 2012. The ensemble consists of four pianists playing on one or two pianos, in every possible combination – using four, five, six and eight hands.
Leading Argentinean newspaper, La Nacion, enthused: "The giant octopus with eight arms and forty fingers entertained the audience with an exceptional concert…the four pianists gave polished, powerful, stylish performances."
The ensemble gave five sold-out performances at various locations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, including the Colon Theater, one of the world's most prestigious venues, the Gran Rex, the largest concert hall in South America, a live performance on national radio that was also broadcast on public TV, and an intimate concert at the home of Carlos and Poppy Abolsky, dear friends of TAU and Chairman of the Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Argentina. In addition, the ensemble performed to packed audiences in Rosario and Cordoba. All performances were organized by the Argentinian Friends of TAU, headed by Polly Deutsch.
(Pictured from left: Carlos Abolsky, Daniel Borovitzky, Polly Deutsch, Prof. Tomer Lev, Poppy Abolsky, Berenika Glixman and Yuval Gilad)
Multipiano's concert at the Sodre – Auditorio Nelly Goitiño in Montevideo, Uruguay was also broadcast on Uruguayan cable television, and received enthusiastic reviews in the local press, who wrote: "The technique was brilliant…the rendition perfect…the pianists' versatility was worthy of praise and admiration." The concert was organized by the Urugyuan Friends of TAU, headed by Bernardo Faincaig, together with Inter-Arte.
(Pictured from left: Ricardo Hofstadter, Yuval Gilad, Berenika Glixman, Viviane Manhard, Daniel Borovitzky, Debora Wainkrantz, Prof. Tomer Lev, Sitting: Elianne Varscher and David “Bebo” Gold)
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the piano ensemble performed at a gala concert sponsored by the Brazilian Friends of TAU, headed by Mario A. Adler, in conjunction with the Shalom Conservative community.
(Pictured from left: Yuval Gilad, Daniel Borovitzky, Eva Adler, Dr. Mario A. Adler, Prof. Tomer Lev and Berenika Glixman)
Performing alongside other renowned pianists, the Mulipiano players had the honor of being featured in a festive concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lima Philharmonic Society in Peru.
About the Multipiano ensemble
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music was founded in 2004 as a unique partnership between Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), the country`s most prominent music institution. The unique Multipiano piano ensemble – rare in the world – consists of three outstanding students – 20 year old Daniel Borovitzky, 19 year old Yuval Gilad and Colton award winner Berenika Glixman – and their teacher, TAU faculty member Prof. Tomer Lev.