Pianist Joseph Kalichstein has Died, Age 76


Identified to these near him as “Yossi,” pianist Joseph Kalichstein was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1946. He first studied in Israel with Joshua Shor, happening to obtain his bachelor’s and grasp’s levels from The Juilliard College, the place he studied with Edward Steuermann and Ilona Kabos. In the summertime of 1969, he studied with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Earlier in his profession, he received the Leventritt Worldwide Piano Competitors and the Younger Live performance Artists Auditions, leading to a heralded New York recital debut. This was adopted by an invite from Leonard Bernstein to carry out with the New York Philharmonic in a nationally televised efficiency.

As a chamber musician, he was a founding member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio in 1977, with violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinso. Along with continuously visitor enjoying with the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, he served as a chamber music marketing consultant to the Kennedy Middle and creative director of the establishment’s Fortas Chamber Music Concert events.

As an educator, Kalichstein was a piano school member at Juilliard since 1983, and in 2003, turned the inaugural Edwin S. and Nancy A. Marks Chair in Chamber Music Research. He was additionally an artist-faculty member on the Perlman Music Program and a jury member of the Cliburn Competitors.

His solo efficiency profession was additionally revered, having appeared with lots of the world’s high orchestras — together with the Berlin, London, Boston, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and London Symphony. Kalichstein made common appearances on the La Jolla, Aspen, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, and Verbier summer time festivals.

His discography can also be fairly in depth, having recorded for Audiofon, Erato, Koch Worldwide, Nimbus, RCA, and Vanguard.

Many distinguished voices within the business expressed their grief over the information.

“We’re devastated by the passing of our beloved colleague, Joseph Kalichstein,” write Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo. “Each live performance over the previous 45 years collectively has been a particular musical expertise for every of us. We realized a lot from this musical large. We have been blessed to play and file a lot of the trio repertoire, and to fee many nice new works for piano trio. Proper now it appears like LIFE won’t ever be the identical for us.”

“My pricey pal and colleague Joseph Kalichstein handed away immediately,” conductor Leonard Slatkin stated. “Ever since our days as college students at Juilliard, we remained shut. His brilliance as a musician was solely surpassed by his real humanity and compassion for others. If ever the phrase ‘mensch’ utilized to anybody, it was Yossi. It is a super loss for all of us.”

“The world misplaced a terrific musician and I misplaced a pricey pal,” violinist Cho-Liang Lin stated. “I’ll miss him very a lot. RIP, Yossi.”

“Our ideas are with Yossi’s spouse, Rowain, and his household in addition to his college students and his many different colleagues and buddies,” the Juilliard College launched in an announcement. “He received equal reward as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, and he will probably be remembered for his exemplary instructing, collaborative spirit, fast wit, and unfailing positivity.”

Our condolences to Mr. Kalichstein’s household, buddies, college students, and colleagues.



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