“Mr. Dank is a player with technique,
imagination, and powerhouse pianism.”

- THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Pianist Ran Dank deploys his brilliant technique with astonishing energy, intellect and intensity, captivating audiences and critics alike.  In the past season of New York concerts alone, he has performed Beethoven sonatas at Merkin Hall, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, and gained critical acclaim for his “vivacious playing” (The New York Times) of the Tobias Picker Concerto at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre and for his performance of Ravel’s piano trio at the Chelsea Music Festival for “the sweep and fire of his playing” (The New York Times).

Highlights of this season include his recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, as well appearances at Portland Ovations, Merrick-Bellmore Community Concert Association, Missouri State University, Tannery Pond Concerts, and University at Buffalo, and in the inaugural season of YCA’s ensemble, miXt, with performances at New York’s Merkin Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, as well as at the Paramount Theater, Palladium Theatre, Jewish Community Alliance, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia.

Mr. Dank has appeared as soloist with the Phoenix, Ann Arbor, Hilton Head, and Pensacola symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra as a laureate of the Cleveland International Competition, as well as the Orquesta de Valencia in Spain, among others; he has been presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society’s prestigious Hayes Piano Series at the Kennedy Center, the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Finland’s Mänttä Festival where his all-Liszt recital was broadcast on Finnish National Radio; and performed as a chamber musician at YCA’s Tokyo Festival and the Seattle and Montreal chamber music festivals. 

Recipient of the Sander Buchman Memorial First Prize of the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Dank made his New York debut in the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Concert.  At the Auditions, he was also honored with the John Browning Memorial Prize, the Slomovic Orchestra Soloist Prize, the Albany Symphony Prize, the Embassy Series Prize for a concert in Washington DC, and the Saint Vincent College Bronder Prize for Piano.   

In his native Israel, Mr. Dank has been invited as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Jerusalem, Rishon Lezion, Haifa and Raanana, as well as the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, and most recently, at the Israel Conservatory of Music in a recital celebrating Debussy’s 150th anniversary.

In addition to First Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Mr. Dank is a laureate of the Naumburg Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition.  Mr. Dank is the recipient of grants from the Arthur Foundation and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Mr. Dank earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, where he studied with Emanuel Krasovsky, and received his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School where he worked with Emanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein and Juilliard’s Artist Diploma, under Robert McDonald.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as a chancellor’s fellow.



BEETHOVEN Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
BRAHMS Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
CHOPIN Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
GRIEG Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
LIEBERMANN Concerto No. 2, Op. 36
LISZT Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124
Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
MESSIAEN Oiseaux Exotiques
MOZART Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449
Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537 (“Coronation”)
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
PICKER Concerto No. 2 (“Keys to the City”)
PROKOFIEV Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
RACHMANINOV Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet, and string orchestra
     in C minor, Op. 35
TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

YCA Artists are continually adding to their repertoire.  Please contact the artist management staff at Young Concert Artists if you are interested in a work which does not appear on this list.



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