Lily Dorman

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A distinguished piano teacher and internationally recognized as a master teacher of the art of piano playing, Lily Dorfman has profoundly influenced young pianists in their professional artistic development. She brings to her teaching a deep wealth of knowledge and understanding of the various epochs and genres of keyboard literature, garnered through her intensive musical education in her native Moscow, Russia. She holds a Master of Music degree from the famed Gnessin Academy of Music (Moscow), where she was a pupil of the piano virtuoso, Maestro Arnold Kaplan, disciple of the piano school of Alexander Goldenweiser, well-known and highly respected pedagogue whose own background stems from the great pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, founder of the Moscow Conservatory. She also studied with, and participated in, master-classes of A. Jocheles and H. Neuhaus in Moscow.

Lily Dorfman first began teaching piano at the School of Music in Moscow. Subsequently, she was appointed Head of the Piano Department and founded a special course on the methods of piano playing for beginners and advanced students. Upon immigrating to Israel in 1973, Lily Dorfman first taught at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music, followed by a position at the internationally renowned Givatayim Music Conservatory, which she held for 25 years. She is currently on the faculty of the Buchman-Mehta School of Music of the Univeristy of Tel Aviv, teaching piano and chamber music. Since 2009 Lyly Dorfman is a faculty member in "Mozarteum" international master classes in Sazlburg.

Lily has conducted numerous master-classes, and many of her students serve as members of piano faculties around the world, are winners of international and national piano competitions, study in music academies in Israel, Russia, Germany, England, USA, among others, and are recipients of scholarships awarded by the American-Israel Cultural Foundation.

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