The International concert pianists, Yaron Kohlberg and Bishara Haroni, met in Jerusalem. At Yaron's suggestion, they joined forces in 2008 for a concert at the New Opera House in Oslo. Following the great success of the concert and the enthusiastic response of the audience, which included many musicians and diplomats, Yaron and Bishara decided to form a permanent Israeli-Palestinian piano duo. They performed in Europe, Usa, Asia, and also toured the Far East to critical acclaim. They have a large and varied repertoire ranging from the baroque to the modern period, and including works by Israeli and Palestinian composers. The duo aims to show that music-making at the highest level can transcend political and national differences. On the personal level, Bishara and Yaron have become close friends.
Yaron Kohlberg, born in 1983, studied with Luise Yoffe, Eitan Globerson and Arie Vardi and is the winner of many prestigious international prizes. Venues in which he performed include Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and futher wellknown venues. He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras around the world and with all the leading orchestras in Israel. He performs regularly in chamber music concerts with the American duo Parnas and with Danish cellist Toke Moldrup. He has collaborated with leading Israeli chamber music groups.
Bishara Haroni, born in 1983, concertizes regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in famous venues, and collaborates with major orchestras, conductors and instrumentalists. As a concert soloist, he has enjoyed associations with major orchestras in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Haroni has given recitals in several major halls in the world including the Carnegie Hall in New York. He performs frequently in international chamber music festivals, and played concerts with Guy Braunstein and Daishin Kashimoto, concertmasters of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.