Last updated May 2nd 2015

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To mark fifty years of German-Israel diplomatic relations, a very special concert will take place on April 30 at 20:00 at the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv. Pianist Heidrun Holtmann will perform a program featuring German and Israeli composers, and the Israeli premiere of a new work by composers Tzvi Avni and Martin Christoph Redel.

Heidrun Holtmann is an award-winning German pianist who has performed with world-class orchestras around the globe. Her repertoire spans classical and Romantic-era composers as well as contemporary composers. She collaborates frequently with some of the best composers of our time. Her discography includes a collection of works by Tzvi Avni, and she performed the premiere of his Piano Concerto, which was written for and dedicated to her.

Born in Saarbrücken and a resident of Israel since 1935, Israel Prize recipient Tzvi Avni’s works are often inspired by Israeli and Jewish history: his song cycle “Se questo è un uomo”, based on Primo Levi’s work of the same name, and “Songs and Melodies”, written in honor of Yitzhak Rabin, are just two examples. His new work, “In Spite of All That”, is a reflection on last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

Also on the program are works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Josef Tal and Gil Shohat.

The concert is free of charge – tickets can be ordered by phone at 03-620-11-85. The Felicja Blumental Music Center is located at 26 Bialik St. in Tel Aviv. For more details, visit http://www.fbmc.co.il/?categoryId=102309.