Admired for her outstanding musicianship, extraordinary sensitivity and virtuosity, the pianist Angela Yoffe has performed in the concert halls of United States, Europe, Japan and Canada. She was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of highly respected musicians. Her talent was recognized at the age of four when she began her musical education. Before emigrating to Israel she studied under Faina Bulavko and Ilze Graubin; later she studied under Victor Derevianko in Tel Aviv. Angela Yoffe continued her studies in the USA under Joaquín Achúcarro at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has been a piano assistant in the violin studio of Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York, where she has studied chamber music under Jonathan Feldman.
Angela Yoffe has received top prizes in many competitions, including the Dvarionas International Piano Competition in Lithuania. She also won the Edna Ocker Best Accompanist Award at the Corpus Christi International Competition. Her extensive collaboration with the violinist Vadim Gluzman has taken her to the festivals in Verbier and Lockenhaus, the Festival de Radio France, Colmar Festival, MIDEM Festival, Ravinia Festival, Pablo Casals Festival and the Schwetzingen Festspiele.
As a chamber musician and recitalist Angela Yoffe has performed in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Rome and Tokyo. She has also appeared with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Gerard Schwarz, Victor Yampolsky and the legendary Jens Nygaard.
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