The Israeli born pianist Arnan Wiesel is a winner of national and international prizes including Israel’s highest prize for young musicians, the Francoix Shapira Prize. A finalist in the Sydney Piano Competition, his career as solo and chamber musician has taken him to Australia, USA, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Israel. Concert appearances include concertos with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Mozart Orchestra, Danska Sinfonietta and recitals in important music centres as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Münchner Gasteig, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Zurich, Geneva, Budapest and Moscow as well as appearances at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Insel-Hombroich and Münchner-Klaviersommer Festivals in Germany and the Israel Festival.
Since taking up residence in Australia, he has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australia Ensemble, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Festival, the Hunter and Huntington festivals, and in the Canberra Chamber Music Festival. He appeared in the NZ Piano Festival in Wellington.
Arnan has acted as Head of the Keyboard area at the ANU SoM from 2010 – 2012 and has been the Artistic Director of the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition held in 2011. He was the co-founder and first president of the ACT Keyboard Association.
Arnan is currently teaching privately in Canberra (Ainslie Arts Centre) and Yass.
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