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Ran Dank, Piano

Ran Dank

Israeli pianist Ran Dank captivates audiences and critics alike. This season, Mr. Dank gives recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Portland Ovations, Missouri State University, and at Tannery Pond Concerts and SUNY Buffalo. He has performed as soloist with the Phoenix, Ann Arbor, Hilton Head, and Pensacola symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Orquesta de Valencia in Spain, and with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as in recital at the Kennedy Center and at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. In addition to First Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Mr. Dank is a laureate of the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition. He has appeared at the Young Concert Artists Festival in Tokyo, the Seattle and Montreal chamber music festivals, and with Fourtissimo! (two pianos/four pianists) at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Born in Israel, Mr. Dank attended the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University studying with Emanuel Krasovsky. He received a Master’s degree and Artist Diploma from Juilliard, studying with Emanuel Ax, Joseph Kalichstein, and Robert McDonald. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode at CUNY.