Pianist Itay Goren’s playing is described as “an evocative journey from shimmering excitement to calm contemplation” (Classical New Jersey).
Following his concerts in Germany in 2019 of Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto with the Tübingen Academic Orchestra, a reviewer from the Schwäbisches Tagblatt wrote: “Most beautiful were his brilliantly glittering high figurations under the shelter of the big climactic orchestral tuttis, a turbulently urging Scherzo, a serenely melodious Andante, all inwardness, where the piano entry with its tones slowly rising from the depth, discovering itself in wonderment, held the 750 listeners spellbound. The distinctive and transparent Hungarian dance motifs of the Finale, in good balance with the orchestra, brought thunderous applause”.
Itay Goren has performed in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the United States. In addition to highly acclaimed solo recitals in Madrid, Prague, Paris, and New York City, his festival appearances include the Festival de Cámera in Villaviciosa de Odon in Spain, the Pacific Summer Music Festival in Guam, Rencontres musicales de Jaugette and The American Music Festival in France and the Hindemithon Festival in New Jersey.
Studying music from an early age, Itay continued his education at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Under the guidance of pianist Elka Kirkpatrick, Itay graduated with degrees in both classical and jazz performance and received the highest university awards. Upon graduation he joined the faculty of the music program at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he taught for 11 years.
As a soloist with orchestras Itay performed Concerti by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Past season performances included Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with the Plainfield Symphony conducted by Charles Prince.
As a collaborator with many ensembles and soloists, Itay appears often with the Madison String Quartet, with whom he recently performed at the Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Austria.

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