Shai Wosner


Shai Wosner Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. He is resident artist of Peoples’ Symphony Concerts from 2020 to 2023, and in 2022 he curates and launches a new annual festival at Bard College, where he is on the piano faculty. Additional highlights of his 2021–22 season include Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the Jerusalem Symphony and at the Metropolitan Museum with The Orchestra Now; music by Bach and Brett Dean with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra; Brahms’s First Piano Concerto with the Albany Symphony; and performances as part of the Zukerman Trio with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. He records for Onyx Classics, and his most recent album, a selection of Schubert piano sonatas, continued his career-long engagement with the composer’s music. As a chamber musician, he has recorded with cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and his longtime duo partner, violinist Jennifer Koh. He is a former member of CMS’s Bowers Programand performs regularly at Chamber Music Northwest, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Piano Aux Jacobins festival in France, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Born in Israel, Wosner studied piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky, as well as composition, theory, and improvisation with André Hajdu. He later studied at the Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax.