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Shaer Trio


Sunday, October, 27th 2024 @ 7.30 pm


Evolutions of Harmony: A Journey in Piano Trios

Mozart - Piano Trio in B flat major  K502

Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1 in B major Op. 8

Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor

Jeroen Dupont - violin     Emanuele Silvestri - cello     Ishay Shaer - piano

Jeroen Dupont is a Dutch violinist and composer . Dupont initially studied with Anneke Schilt at the Music School in Amstelveen . He was then a student of Coosje Wijzenbeek for a long time , under whose wings he won first prizes at the Iordens Violin Days as well as first prize at the Davina van Wely Violin Competition in 2003. He then studied with Herman Krebbers from 1997 to 2004 and with Vera Beths from 2004 onwards. the Royal Conservatory in The Hague , where he graduated in 2008. He interrupted his studies in The Hague for six months at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris , where he took lessons from Roland Daugareil . He then studied for some time with Jean-Jacques Kontorow at the same conservatory. In 2005 he attended master classes with Giuliano Carmignola at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena , Italy.

Jeroen Dupont plays a violin built in 1714 by Giovanni Battista Grancino, loaned to him in 2020 by the National Musical Instruments Fund


Emanuele Silvestri currently serves as principal cellist at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously he has been first chair of the Cello Section of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for ten years,  establishing himself internationally as a soloist and chamber musician of the highest calibre.

He has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras in Europe, including the Orchestra del Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano and Milano Classica, conducted by, among others, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Christopher Hogwood, Diego Matheuz, and Gustavo Dudamel.

An extremely active chamber musician, Emanuele Silvestri has performed with numerous artists and ensembles in Europe, Japan and South America, such as Leonidas Kavakos, Lahav Shani, Yuja Wang, Misha Maisky, Pinchas Zuckerman, Gil Shaham, Maria Joao Pires, David Garret, Salvatore Accardo, and the Jerusalem Quartet.

Former cellist and co-founder of the Quartetto d’archi del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, he was regularly invited to be part of the famous contemporary music festival La Biennale di Venezia. After his moving to Israel, in 2011, he also joined for several years the Israel String Quartet, forming an intense musical relationship with the historical Israeli ensemble. With the Sestetto Leonardo and the Serenata Trio, he toured in 2005 throughout Italy, Albania, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brasil.

Ishay Shaer - Having performed in numerous concerts throughout the world to great critical acclaim, Ishay Shaer is quickly becoming one of the leading pianists of his generation. He has performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, National Symphony Orchestra of Chile, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. In addiotion, He has taken part in musical events such as Montreal Bach Festival, Piano aux Jacobins, Gdansk Music Festival, Swansea Festival of Music and Arts, Dr Anton Philipszaal piano series and Kamermuziek Souvenir in Tilburg (Netherlands), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima, Semanas Musicales de Frutillar, Fundación Beethoven (Chile), the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and Israel Festival.

He began piano studies at the age of seven with Mrs. Hanna Barzilai and later studied with Dr. Asaf Zohar. He studied at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music of Tel Aviv University (in cooperation with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) with Prof. Tomer Lev and Prof. Arie Vardi, and finished his Bachelor's degree with distinction. He was also instructed by renowned artists, such as Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Murray Perahia and Matti Raekallio.

Shaer released an album dedicated to late works by Beethoven, with the British label Orchid Classics. The album has been played in prominent radio stations, including BBC Radio 3, France Musique NDR (Germany) and WQXR (New York), and was highly praised in music magazines such as the BBC Music Magazine and Codalario Magazine, where the critic wrote: ‘Fortunately for us, [Shaer] pursues the individuality of his sound and looks for his own interpretative lines … an interpreter attentive to details, who has a very careful sound and shows a wonderful understanding of the musical discourse ... This is an essential recording on the shelf of any music lover’.

In recent years Ishay Shaer has established himself as a reputable chamber music performer. He has played with Mischa Maisky, Quirine Viersen, Liza Ferschtman, Antje Weithaas, Simone Lamsma, Carducci Quartet, Bennewitz Quartet, the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and Aviv Quartet. His arrangement for piano trio of Beethoven's 'The Tempest' piano sonata has garnered praise and was described as "an immeasurably pleasing masterwork… sounded like one of Beethoven's finest trios" by Haaretz newspaper.


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