Omri Epstein - Piano
In recent years Omri has established himself as a sought-after chamber musician. Born in Israel in 1986, he commenced his piano studies at the age of 7 with Sarah Tal at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel Aviv. Omri saw early success winning the Israeli Conservatory’s junior and senior piano competitions and was a recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.
After moving to the UK in 2002 to continue his studies at the Purcell School with Ronald Smith, Omri went on to win further prizes in competitions, including the 2nd Prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition. Subsequently he played Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto conducted by Damian Iorio, performed with the Israeli Symphony Orchestra and broadcasted live on Israeli radio. In addition, Omri graduated from the Royal College of Music as well as the Royal Academy of Music working with Ruth Nye and Sulamita Aronovsky. He also completed an exchange programme with the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Since 2012 Omri has been a member of the highly regarded Busch Trio, with which he enjoys much success across the UK and on the European concert platform. After winning several prizes at international competitions, their busy concert schedule takes them regularly to Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, and to venues such as the Southbank Centre, King’s Place and Wigmore Hall. They regularly appear on BBC Radio 3 InTune programme and have performed live on Belgium’s Musiq’3. They toured China and collaborated with artists such as Michael Collins, Miguel da Silva and Bruno Giuranna. Their future concerts include recitals at Brussels’s Bozar and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw as well as releasing their debut CD.