Israeli born pianist Dr. Galit Gertsenzon is an internationally recognized performer who enjoys a diverse career as a concert pianist, collaborative artist, music educator and scholar. Her performances have taken her throughout the United States, Israel, Italy, Germany, and Czech Republic.
Galit Gertsenzon holds Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She also holds Masters in Piano Performance (Graduated Magna Cum Laude) and Bachelors in Piano Performance and Musicology, both from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Starting her piano studies at the age of 8 her past teachers include Maya Agmon, Valeria Bruskin, Esther Balasha, Michael Boguslavsky, Tomer Lev, Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.
Galit has performed with world class musicians including members of the Israel Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, NY Philharmonic and numerous internationally acclaimed singers and soloists. She has performed solo recitals at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Bundestag, Chautauqua Music Institute, Israeli embassies across Europe and numerus universities and institutions across the United States, Europe and Israel.
Among the national and international prizes she won at music competitions are the America–Israel cultural foundation prize, Buchman-Mehta School of Music piano competition, and while in Cincinnati she enjoyed full scholarship and Graduate Assistantship in Opera Accompanying from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
An advocate for performance and research of music written and performed during the Holocaust Galit Gertsenzon regularly presents papers and lecture-recitals on the music of the concentration camp Terezín. She recently presented papers at Florida State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Ball State University and Yad Vashem institute in Jerusalem. Other recent concert engagements include performances of J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto with the Anderson University Symphony, Saint-Saëns Carnival of Animals with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Galit recently performed her new solo recital titled: “Journey to A Promised Land” at Anderson University, Indiana.
Currently on faculty at the Honors College, Ball State University, Dr. Gertsenzon teaches classes on music and musicians of the Holocaust. Dr. Gertsenzon is the 2018 recipient of the Warren Vander Hill Award for distinguished teaching at the Honors College.
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