Canadian Friends Cry "Bravo"
Close to 150 TAU supporters were mesmerized by TAU Buchmann–Mehta School of Music professor Tomer Lev and his Multipiano ensemble's three young rising stars at a concert held at Montreal's Segal Center for Performing Arts. The Multipiano ensemble consists of four pianists playing on one or two pianos, in every possible combination – using four, five, six and eight hands.
An appreciative audience responded to the performance with enthusiastic ovations and repeated calls of "bravo." In attendance were CFTAU Montreal and Eastern Region President Irwin G. Beutel; CFTAU National President Judge Barbara Seal C.M. and Donald Seal; Consul General of Israel Joel Lion; Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada The Hon. Irwin Cotler and Ariella Cotler; former Ambassador to Israel, David Berger and Monica Berger; TAU's Meir Buber; McGill University VP of Research and International Relations Dr. Rose Goldstein; Université de Montréal Dean of Music Madame Isabelle Panneton; and concert sponsors, among them Grace and Joe Alter; Stephanie and Sharon Azrieli; Rosalind and Morris Goodman; former Minster of Justice of Quebec and Superior Court Judge the Hon. Herbert Marx and Eva Marx; Alvin Segal and Sharon Steinberg.
The festivities began with an elegant Shabbat dinner generously hosted by Tina and Max Smart at their home.
The ensemble continued its Canadian tour in Ottawa, where the musicians performed under the auspices of the Sara Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program.
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 – Daniel Borovitzky, Yuval Gilad and Colton award winner Berenika Glixman – and their teacher, TAU faculty member Prof. Tomer Lev.