Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today—reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics. Wosner is a resident artist with the New York-based Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (2020-23). He has received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
In addition to his work as a solo recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed with major orchestras across the U.S., including the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he has performed abroad with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Vienna Philharmonic, and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, among many other ensembles. He records principally for Onyx Classics, and his acclaimed recordings range from sonatas by Schubert and Sciarrino to chamber works by Bartók and Kurtág and concertos by Haydn and Ligeti. His most recent release on the label comprises four late sonatas by Schubert. Released in 2020, this double album marked the completion of his recorded series of the composer’s final six piano sonatas. Born in Israel, Wosner studied piano with Opher Brayer and Emanuel Krasovsky and composition, theory, and improvisation with André Hajdu. He later studied at Juilliard with Emanuel Ax.