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FRIENDS OF MUSIC (article first published : 2000-10-2)

On October 10 at 19h45, Friends of Music present Israeli pianist Dror Biran in a recital at the SABC, Old Fort Road which will include pieces by Schubert, Brahms Medtner, Rachmaninoff and others.

Dror Biran was born in Israel, graduated from the Thelma Yalin High School of Art and the Givataim Conservatory as a student of Mrs Lili Dorfman. Since 1990 he has won a scholarship from the American Israel fund for distinguished music students. He has also won several national and international prizes such as second prize at the M.K. Ciurlionis International Piano Competition (1995), fourth prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He was alsoawarded a special prize for the best performance of works by Chopin (1997), first prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano competition in Zaragossa, Spain (1998), fourth place at the Dino Ciani International Piano competition, Italy (1999) first prize at the Israeli Rubin Academy Piano competition (1998) and first prize at the National Israeli competition Spring 2000 Rafi Goralnik.

Dror also performed as a soloist with several orchestras Sithuanian Philharmonic, Cleveland Chamber, RTVE Symphonie Orchestra of Spain, Pomeraggio Musicali Italy, the Israeli Symphonie Orchestra Rishon Lezion and the Israeli Philharmonic. He is currently studying in the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University as a student of Prof Arie Vardi.

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