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"...he is a big talent, a brilliant pianist, a very dedicated and sensitive musician...I recommend him highly to your attention."

Martha Argerich


"…an exceptional pianist. He has a phenomenal technique…a warm rounded tone and is an excellent communicator. His playing also shows a deep understanding of the music and high intelligence." 

Marios Papadopoulos,  MBE. Music director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra 


The 25 years old Israeli pianist Ido Zeev has recently been catapulted onto the international scene after winning the 3rd prize of the renowned Vigo International Piano Competition where the president of the jury was the legendary pianist Martha Argerich. In the same competition, he received two other prizes including the Audience Award.


In recent seasons, Ido Zeev has appeared in some of the greatest international festivals, including Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel (AMG), the Oxford Piano Festival and the Santa Cecilia International Festival. In 2024, he will make his debut at the Martha Agerich Festival in Hamburg and at the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d'Anthéron as New Generation of the Piano. 

In a review of his concert tour in Germany during the season 2022-2023, the Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: “One immediately realizes Ido Zeev is technically brilliant. Concentrated and deeply absorbed, his hands seem to have a life of their own…The Adagio (from Beethoven's sonata op. 32) is the final jewel of the evening - for 20 whole minutes it sends the audience into a breathless spell”.

His love affair with music started at the age of 6, when, without his parents knowledge, he signed up for an electric keyboard course after school. At the age of 10, he started playing the piano in the class of Ms. Ganit Polin. Progressing in giant steps, he soon established himself as one of the most promising young pianists in Israel, winning first prizes in the major competitions in the country. Since then he has won top prizes in various international competitions such as the Vendome Prize, the Sanremo International Piano Competition, the Vigo International Piano Competition and more.

Ido Zeev has worked with some of the world's most esteemed musicians including Nikolai Lugansky, Martha Argerich Evgeny Kissin, Christoph Eschenbach, Menahem Pressler, Boris Berezovsky Michel Béroff among others and has been guided by Prof. Arie Vardi since 2016. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including - the Algarve Symphony Orchestra, the San-Remo Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the TYSO Orchestra, the Ramat-Gan Chamber Orchestra and more.


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