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Avner Geiger // Flute

Yannick Rafalimanana // Piano

 

P. Taffanel: Andante pastoral et Scherzettino

F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Ch. W. Gluck: from "Orfeo ed Euridice"

Duration: 35 Minutes

Recorded: 31.03.20, Berlin

Avner Geiger

The Israeli flutist Avner Geiger is an internationally acclaimed musician living in Berlin and regularly playing with renowned orchestras such as Orchestra de Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO), Kammerakademie Potsdam (KAP) and more. He has been the first and second flutist at the Israeli Camerata Jerusalem and has performed as soloist with the Czech Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Israel Camerata and others. His performances and recordings have been broadcasted in the Israeli, dutch and german radio. Alongside his orchestral activity, Avner enjoys a multifaceted career with interest in early music, original composition and chamber music.

 

Avner has studied with renowned flutists such as Patrick Gallois and Andrea Lieberknecht. He started his flute studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance With Prof. Avner Biron and Noam Buchman and then continued to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and Conservatoire Aulney Sous-Bois, Paris, where he graduated with the Premier-Prix (first prize). He has received scholarships from the America- Israel cultural foundation, LMN- Yehudi Menuhin foundation, Edelhoff- Ricklingen foundation and Musik braucht Freunde foundation.

Yannick Rafalimanana

French pianist Yannick Rafalimanana has developed an international concert career, performing recitals and chamber music concerts regularly throughout Europe, the United States, South America, Africa and Middle East.

 

Winning the first prize in the 2012 Tufts/New England Conservatory Soloist Competition, he made his US debut in Symphony Hall in Boston, playing Schumann Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart.


He recently performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Kennedy Center in Washington, live on the radio in Boston on WGBH, in Jordan Hall. He has shared the stage with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, Viviane Hagner, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Kim Kashkashian or Thomas Riebl. As a soloist, he has performed regularly with the Orchestre CNR de Lille, Orchestre Impromptu, and the Ensemble Parisien. He has also founded and conducted the LFO - a chamber orchestra based in Boston, involving NEC students, with whom he has also played as a soloist.


From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Rafalimanana was teaching Chamber Music at the Folkwang University
of Arts in Essen, Germany.

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