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Efi Hackmey


Pianist Efi Hackmey performs widely as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. His recent appearances include the Chopin F minor concerto with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel, and a solo recital at the Rose Studio, Lincoln Center. Mr. Hackmey has also performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. A native of Israel, he has performed at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Jerusalem Music Center, and in special concerts presented by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society. He has performed throughout Israel and Germany, and, in the United States, in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming. He has performed on Israeli TV Channel 2, and his recordings have been broadcast on the Israeli National Public Radio, and on WTSU, WRWA and WTJB in the United States.

Mr. Hackmey is a very active chamber musician in the New York area, with performances at Bargemusic, Kosciuszko Foundation and the Friends of Mozart series at Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Hackmey is also interested in reaching out to new audiences, and toured west Texas with acclaimed soprano Raquela Sheeran in March 2010. This tour, which was sponsored by the New York based Piatigorsky Foundation, included seven recitals in high schools and public libraries; Ms. Sheeran and Mr. Hackmey later repeated the program later at an elementary school in Manhattan. In 2011, they continued their collaboration with extensive tours of Wyoming and Idaho.

Mr. Hackmey is currently on the piano faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. He served on the piano faculty at DePauw University (2007-2009), and taught at the Indiana University system (2005-2008). He has been on the faculty of Summertrios chamber music festival since summer 2009. He studied piano and orchestra conducting at Tel Aviv University, and is now completing his doctoral studies in piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has studied with Menahem Pressler, Pnina Salzman, and Dina Turgeman, and has had additional coaching with Lazar Berman, Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode, Janos Starker, David Zinman, Richard Stoltzman, and Jaime Laredo.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/8/2012: Efi Hackmey

The Israeli pianist brings his dynamic talents as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician to the stage. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.

Efi Hackmey