Music

Music Director

The debut performance of pianist and composer Ilan Rechtman was with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at age eleven. Since then he performed with most of Israel's orchestras as well as orchestras outside of it. He also performed as a recitalist and chamber musician such important halls as Carnegie Hall (NYC), Symphony Hall (Chicago) Salle Pleyel (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London) and collaborated with artists such as YoYo Ma, Ivry Gitlis, Alisa Weilerstein, the Jerusalem Quartet and the choreographer Mark Morris.
He is the winner of several prizes and awards, such as Norry Prize (NY) through the America Israel Culture Foundation, the Clarirmont and the Shapira Awards (Israel) and the San Antonio International Piano Competition.
Rechtman began composing at age nine. There are works commissioned by Maestros Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel and by Chautauqua Music Festival for celebrations of its 125 years.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Rechtman's music was used by Nastia Liukin when she won gold medal in her floor exercise.
Rechtman was the music director and founder of the several music series in Israel and New York. During the 6 years Rechtman lived in Brazil, he performed with the local orchestras and in chamber music concerts he was the director of the "Um Certo Olhar" chamber music series at Sala Sao Paulo. He wrote scores to various Brazilian films and to the long running "Esperança" telenovela and was also the director of the Villa Lobos International Piano Competition.
Rechtman has recorded several CDs on various labels, such as Naxus, Bis, Well-Tempered Productions, Meridien, Omega-Vanguard and others. Since 2008 Rechtman is the director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art music department.