Israeli/British pianist Noam Greenberg enjoys a varied career as recitalist, soloist and chamber musician in both the traditional repertoire and new music. Greenberg’s concert schedule has taken him all across Europe, as well as to Israel, the United States, and the Far East, and has included performances in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Konzerthaus Vienna (Mozart Saal and Grosser Saal), Musikverein Vienna (Goldener Saal), Auditorio Nacional Madrid and Parco della Musica Roma.
Greenberg studied at the Rubin Academy at the Tel Aviv University before moving to the United States to study at the Yale School of Music. Further studies took him to London, for three years of intensive work with Maria Curcio, as well as many years of study with Ferenc Rados in Budapest. His life was changed, in 2001, by his first visit to the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, for Masterclasses with Sir András Schiff and Ferenc Rados. He subsequently participated regularly in Open Chamber Music seminars at IMS Prussia Cove and took part in their national UK tours. He has also participated in the festivals of Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Orlando, Banff, Schleswig-Holstein, Stage-Barcelona, and many others.
An avid performer of contemporary music, for four years Greenberg played regularly as a soloist and chamber musician with the Israeli Contemporary Players, Israel’s foremost contemporary music ensemble, and has joined them to give many Israeli premieres including Ligeti’s Piano Concerto, in a performance broadcast live to numerous European countries. He was also a founding member of the Ulysses Ensemble, dedicated to 20th century and contemporary chamber music repertoire. With the Ulysses Ensemble he took part in several Aldeburgh Festival residencies, which were followed by performances at the Aldeburgh Festival, as well as an Aldeburgh promoted UK tour including a performance of Pierrot Lunaire with soprano Christine Schäffer at the Wigmore Hall.
Mr Greenberg is an enthusiastic chamber music player and chamber music forms the centre of his musical activities. He was a founding member of the Waldstein Ensemble, a piano quartet, together with violinist Gerhard Schulz, violist Guy Ben Ziony and cellist Lilia Bayrova. Among his chamber music partners are many other renowned musicians, including violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Ilya Gringolts, cellists Steven Isserlis and Pieter Wispelwey, clarinettist Chen Halevi, the Girngolts Quartet, the Ardeo Quartet, the Doric Quartet, members of the Kuss Quartet, tenor Mark Padmore and soprano Ailish Tynan.
Greenberg is Artistic Director of the Music at Tresanton festival, which he founded in 2006. The festival, which takes place in Cornwall every November, has attracted many internationally renowned musicians over the years and is regularly recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
His CD of romantic music for clarinet and piano, together with clarinettist Chen Halevi, was released on the Cobra label in 2018 and enthusiastically received by the press.
He lives in London with his family.