Silver-Garburg | Pianoduo
Praised for their "lyrical sensitivity, extraordinary inner perception and overwhelming technical mastery" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo enjoys a flourishing international career, with performances in more than fifty countries on five continents.
Their many concerts have taken them to prestigious venues, including the Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, the Gewandhaus Leipzig and the Sydney Opera House.
Future engagements include a tour with Münchener Kammerorchester and Alexander Liebreich that culminates in Vienna’s Musikverein, in addition to tours with Deutsche Kammerpilharmonie Bremen and with the Vienna Concert-Verein under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev. Orchestral debuts in New Zealand and Italy with the Mantua Chamber Orchestra as well as a reengagement with the Israel Philharmonic are also highlights on the duo’s schedule. The duo’s concerts will take them to the US and Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and the Far East.
Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg record for OehmsClassics. They collaborated with Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie and Christopher Hogwood in the recording of their first CD, Mendelssohn’s concerti for two pianos, which was released in 2009. The recording received the Supersonic Award from the Pizzicato magazine. In 2010, the duo released a solo CD, presenting works for piano, four hands by Mendelssohn, including his original version for four hands of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Soon, the duo will record the Poulenc Concerto for two pianos with WDR Rundfunkorchester, followed by a CD with Schubert’s last works for piano, four hands.
Silver and Garburg have given master classes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel. During 2011, they are artists in residence at the Australian National Academy of Music. They have been teaching a class for piano duo at Hanover’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater since October 2001.
Sivan and Gil studied with Arie Vardi at the Rubin Music Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University and later passed their soloist exam at Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hanover, Germany. They have won first prizes in more than a dozen national and international competitions, both as soloists and as a duo.
Sivan and Gil live in Berlin with their son, Itamar.