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Born in Tel-Aviv, Ephraim Laor is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Jerusalem and of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA, where he studied with the renowned pianist Leon Fleisher, who had a determining influence on his musical thinking.

He was among the few who had the privilege to play for the great pianist Artur Rubinstein. He also worked with Murray Perahia, Claude Frank and Georgy Sebok.

His musical approach proceeds from the lineage of Beethoven, transmitted to his student Czerny, then to Leschetizky, Schnabel and Fleisher.

He was the first artist invited to play and give master classes for the International Edward Aldwell Center for Piano Performance and Musicianship in Jerusalem.

His recordings feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann and he extensively performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, South America and Israel.

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