Israeli pianist Einav Yarden studied with renowned pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute and with Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky at the Rubin Academy in the Tel Aviv University (now the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music), earning high honors for both her Bachelors and Masters degrees. In her youth she studied with Hadassa Gonen at the Israeli Conservatory of Music. She appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bucharest Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Tel Aviv Soloists and others, under such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Aldo Ceccato, Leon Botstein, Stefan Blunier, Mark Russell Smith, Mendi Rodan and Zeev Dorman.
In 2016 she joined the faculty of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, teaching chamber music.
Also in 2016, she released her second CD on the label Challenge Classics, with six Haydn sonatas. The CD received many enthusiastic reviews on leading international journals, and was also awarded the quarterly German Records Critics’ Award. Her debut solo CD with the label, titled “Oscillations” was released in 2013. The CD combines works by Beethoven and Stravinsky in interchange and was selected as CD of the Month on the magazine “Piano News” and received international praise.
Noteworthy stages she performed on include the Berlin Philharmonie and the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Berlin Konzerthaus, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, the Schumannsaal in Düsseldorf, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and in Paris’s Salle Cortot, the Musée d’Orsay Auditorium, the Grand Salon of the Hotel des Invalides and others. Important festival participations include the Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany), Ravinia Festival (USA), La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Menton Festival, Flâneries Musicales de Reims and Musique-en-Brionnais (France); Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Upper-Galilee Chamber Music Festival (Israel) and others. Her performances were broadcast on many radio stations around the world, and many times on Israel’s Kol Hamusika.
Among her competition prizes are third prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and Honens International Competition in Calgary. She also won the Aviv Competition’s Rafi Guralnik Piano Prize in 2001, as well as the prize for best performance of a contemporary Israeli work that year. She was a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation between 1996-2005 and a scholarship from “Zfunot Tarbut” Foundation.
She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.