Eli Kalman, Piano
Eli Kalman has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Romania, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Japan, United States and Canada. Hailing from Romania and Israel, he was the recipient of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for Excellence at UW-Madison. He performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, on “San Francisco Performances” and “Tuesday Evening Concert Series” in Virginia joining cellist Amit Peled, on the Emmanuel Music-Schumann Chamber Series in Boston, the Connoisseur Series at Wichita State University, Myra Hess Series in Chicago and on other venues. He was an enthusiastic artist-in-residence at the Chamber Music Festival at Banff, Canada and for five years a guest artist at the Token Creek Festival. Recent solo and chamber appearances have included the Krieger String Series at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, soloist with Water City Chamber Orchestra, the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen” live on NPR, Farley’s House of Pianos Series in Madison and Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. He performs frequently with Pro Arte’s cellist Parry Karp from UW-Madison in faculty concert series within the University of Wisconsin system and other venues such as Searl Pickett Classical Concerts at Windhover Center for the Arts.
As a recording artist, he recorded the works for solo piano and cello and piano by Erwin Junger in 2001 and in 2006 Robert Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Rose Mary Harbison. Other recordings of his recitals have been heard on Jerusalem Radio and for the most part on Wisconsin National Public Radio and WFMT in Chicago. His latest recording entitled “The Jewish Soul” is with cellist Amit Peled from the Peabody Institute and it was released on Centaur Records in 2009.
Dr. Kalman’s research interests focus on neglected repertoire for strings and piano, the compositions of Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti and Israeli composer Erwin Junger as well as on unpublished chamber works by Ottorino Respighi.
Dr. Kalman spends his summer as piano faculty at the Young Artist Seminars at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and travels to Israel to interact with qualified academic trainees on the pedagogy of teaching instrumental music. Since 2006 he serves as Professor of Piano at University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and he is also on the piano faculty at the association “Maestro“, which is a non-profit organization in Israel that provides a home base for accomplished Israeli musicians living abroad. Prior to his appointment at UW-Oshkosh he has been on the piano faculty at the Center of Arts, Mizra in Israel and previously at the Lyceum of Arts, Baia Mare in Romania.
Dr. Kalman earned his Diploma in Piano Performance from the Academy of Music “G. Dima” in Cluj, Romania, the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ottorino Respighi: Sonata in D Minor for Violin and Piano (1897) – Score and Violin Part
World Premier Publication edited by Eli Kalman on A-R Editions/Special Publications, 2011
“The Jewish Soul” CD - Amit Peled, cello & Eli Kalman, piano –
Centaur Records, 2009
Token Creek Chamber Music Festival - Sonatas for Piano and Violin of Robert Schumann
Rosemary Harbison, Violin and Eli Kalman, Piano, 2006