A teenage Israeli pianist is preparing to premiere a work by the Glasgow-based composer Mark Goddard at the internationally renowned Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Dallas, Texas next year. Published by EVC Music, Six Piano Preludes About Time, has been described as an “extremely attractive piece for young pianists, with an abundance of syncopation and bright harmonious colours”. Currently, Noa is working on the preparation for the qualifying round.
Noa also will give a UK premiere for the Mark Goddard’s Preludes at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival on 4 April 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Noa Kapelyushnik, who is 14, is taught by the eminent piano pedagogue Professor Tania Kozlova at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. Noa has held a scholarship from the American Israeli Cultural Foundation and she is currently a scholar with the Zfunot Tarbut Foundation.
“Goddard’s Preludes immediately struck me with the originality of the contemporary musical language, precision of the rhythmic patterns and an abundance of syncopation, combined with bright harmonious colours. The title About Time does not limit music just to a historical excursion to the origins of our civilization, its height and destruction in ancient times, but also allows us to draw historical parallels with what is happening in the modern world now.
The composer Mark Goddard:
“I was really delighted to hear today that the talented Noa Kapelushnik will be playing my Six Piano Preludes About Time next year at the second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition. I find myself indebted to both Noa and EVC Music for their phenomenal enthusiasm and dedication! I visited Texas nearly twenty years ago and enjoyed every minute of it — the Cliburn competition provides ample reason to revisit in 2019!”.
Elena Cobb, of EVC Music:
“It’s my goal as a publisher to connect promising young performers with the newly published works and I wish Noa and Professor Kozlova every success in preparation for this life-changing experience!”
2018 – 1st Prize, The 21st Century Art” Competition For Young Performers, Kiev
2018 – 1st Prize, Scherzo Piano Competition, Israel
2017 – 1st Prize, Israeli National Competition Piano Forever, group 12-15
2017 – 1st Prize, Edelweiss International Piano Competition, Vienna, Austria
2017 – 2nd Prize, Scherzo Piano Competition, Israel
2015 – 2nd Prize, Pnina Salzman Piano Competition, Israel
2014 – 2nd Prize, Carmel Debut International Piano Competition, Carmel, USA
2013, 2015-16 – special awards at the National Piano Forever competitions, Israel
Solo recital in honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary celebrations at the Israeli Embassy, The Hague, Holland
Live radio broadcast
Noa performed live on the Kol Hamusika radio
Educational Music Programmes
The Young Pianists Excellence Programme, Jerusalem Music Centre
Young Piano Masters Project, Aldwell Centre
Noa regularly attends master classes with leading piano pedagogy educators.
Professor Alex Sokolov (Russia/China), Professor Jerome Lowental (USA), Professor Ilana Vered (Israel, Italy, USA) are among them.
Member of the piano trio at The Jerusalem Music Centre’s Young Strings programme
Soloist with orchestras:
The National Ukrainian Camber Orchestra Kiev Soloists, Mykola Lysenko, conductor
The Ashdod Symphonic Orchestra, Vag Papian, conductor
The Alicante University Symphonic Orchestra, Mihnea Ignat, conductor, during Perugia Music Festival in Italy
The Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, Chen Zimbalista, conductor