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Adni, Daniel

Adni, Daniel

Adni, Daniel, Israeli pianist; b. Haifa, Dec. 6, 1951. He began his training in Haifa, where he made his debut when he was 12. He pursued training in piano with Perlemuter and studied solfège and sight reading at the Paris Cons. (1968–69), winning premiers prix in all three. In 1970 he completed his training with Anda in Zurich and made his London recital debut at Wigmore Hall. His debut as a soloist followed in 1971 when he appeared with Klemperer and the New Philharmonia Orch. at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He gave recitals for the first time in Scotland in Edinburgh in 1971, and in Spain in San Sebastián and in Canada in Toronto in 1972. His German debut followed in 1973 when he was a soloist with Lawrence Foster and the Berlin Radio Sym. Orch., the same year that he made his Norwegian debut in a recital in Oslo. In 1974 he made his first appearance in Switzerland in a recital at the Tonhalle in Zurich. He appeared as a recitalist in Japan for the first time in Tokyo in 1975, and also was a soloist that same year with the Tokyo Phil. and the Jersulaem Sym. Orch. He made his U.S. debut in 1976 in a recital at the 92nd Street Y in N.Y. His first appearance in the Netherlands came in 1978 as a soloist with Leitner and the Rotterdam Phil. In 1979 he made his debut as a soloist in the U.S. with Maazel and the Cleveland Orch. He made his debut with the Israel Phil. in Tel Aviv with Myung-Whun Chung conducting. In addition to appearances as a soloist and recitalist, Adni has been active as a chamber music player. While he has been closely associated with the Classical and Romantic masters from Beethoven to Brahms, he has also exhibited a flair for the music of Debussy, Grainger, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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