Israeli pianist to present masterclass

Eitan Globerson, professor of piano and conducting at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Israel), will present a piano masterclass for Penn State students at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus of Penn State. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

Globerson graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he received his bachelor of music degree and ArtistEitan Globerson Diploma. He completed his studies at the Hannover Musikhochschule, where he received a soloist diploma. He studied piano with Dina Turgeman, Boris Berman, Irina Edelstein, Michael Boguslavsky and Arie Vardi; clarinet with Yaakov Barnea; and cello with Gershon Friedman. His conducting teachers were Mendi Rodan, Hans-Herbert Joeris and Lutz Koehler.

Globerson’s many prizes include the Francois Shapira Prize in 1987, prizes at the Dino Ciani Competition at Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Italy), and the UNISA piano competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as numerous prizes in major national competitions. As a soloist, he has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata Orchestra, South Africa National Orchestra, Brno Symphony Orchestra, Symphonette Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble “21-Century”, and the Hannover Musikhochschule Orchestra. He has recorded numerous solo and chamber music works for the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

As a conductor, Globerson has conducted all major orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata, Israel Sinfonietta Orchestra, Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, Young Israel Philharmonic orchestra, Israel Stage Orchestra, and the Caprizma Contemporary Ensemble. In addition, he served as conductor in residence of the Israel Northern Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonette Orchestra. He has also conducted the Concerto Grosso Orchestra in Frankfurt, Germany.

In parallel with his music activities, Eitan Globerson is active in scientific research. He holds a doctorate in brain sciences from the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University. His main fields of research are prosody in the general population, the autistic spectrum, music cognition and psychoacoustics. He currently is affiliated with the MEG laboratory at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center.

Last Updated April 16, 2014