Mark Shaviner

Dr. Mark Shaviner, pianist

Maapile Egoz str.49 Tel Aviv 67437, Israel

Tel.:++ 972-77-7007051, 972-544451034



Born in 1944, Russia. Was a first prize winner in the Regional Piano Competition in 1962.


Graduated from the Novosibirsk Academy of Music, 1968 (Bachelor and Master degrees), piano class of Prof. Slonim.

Post-graduate course in music (aspirantura), Yerevan academy of Music, 1971, under supervision of Prof. Saradgev.

Advanced studies at the Moscow Academy of Music, 1973 under supervision of Profs. Zak and Milstein.

Completed the doctorate at the St.Petersburg Academy of Music, 1987 under supervision of Prof. Cytovich. The topic:”Texture and timbre in the piano music of J.Brahms”.

In 1969-1990 taught piano at the Novosibirsk Academy of Music as a professor.


Performed as s soloist with recitals and philharmonic orchestras with such conductors as J.Factorovich, V.Sinaisky, G.Yudin. Since 1978 performed as a member of the Novosibirsk Piano Trio in Russia and abroad, including the Dvorak chamber music festival in Karlovy Vary, Shostakovich Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, made records.


Many of the students became renowned pianists, presently performing and teaching in numerous countries, such Germany, Norway, USA, Canada, Russia, Israel, Switzerland, Costa Rica.


In 1990 repatriated to Israel.


Since 1991 has been teaching piano and chamber music at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. Since 1996 also giving Piano Literature courses.


Several students won prize in the international competitions, such as Horovitz Piano Competition, 1995 (Kiev), Toronto Symphonic Competition, 1997, Chopin Piano Competition, 1990 (Gottingen), Michaelstadt Competition (Germany), 2006.


Dr. Shaviner continues his artist activity in Israel and abroad (Germany, Austria, Poland, Norway) as a soloist and with well known musicians, such as M. Kugel, viola, M.Weiman, violin, I. Konovalov, violin, R. Shpitzer, viola.


Gave piano master classes in Israel, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Russia.