Gilead Mishory Workshop

We regret to advise that this event has been cancelled due to Corona Virus travel restrictions being placed on the presenter who was visiting from overseas. Gilead Mishory is no longer able to travel to Australia and has cancelled all his engagements in our country and others in the Asia Pacific region.

Gilead Mishory Workshop

A two-hour pedagogical piano workshop featuring demonstration lessons of Gilead Mishory's piano cycles for children: My Grandpa and I and My Grandma and I.

Date: Saturday 28 March 2020
Time: 3.00-5.00pm

St Peter's Anglican Church
1038 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill VIC 3128

VMTA Member: $35

Non-Member: $45
Student: $20

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Professor Gilead Mishory, from the renowned University of Music in Freiburg, is a high level international pianist, composer and pedagogue as well as a recording artist. He specializes in 20th and 21st century music. Gilead Mishory is visiting Australia in March to give masterclasses at Monash University as well as the Sydney Conservatorium.

We are extremely fortunate to have engaged him for a two-hour workshop featuring demonstration lessons of his two piano cycles for children: My Grandpa and I and My Grandma and I. Selected students and teachers will be participating in the demonstration lessons. Professor Mishory will also perform pieces from both works.


This is a unique opportunity to get to know new, exciting contemporary piano repertoire for intermediate level students, and to learn from Professor Mishory’s highly regarded teaching style. At this workshop:

  • Gilead Mishory will demonstrate the pedagogical and pianistic principles behind his two piano cycles: My Grandpa and I and My Grandma and I;
  • You will gain insight from the composer himself, as he works with students and teachers and performs some of the pieces.


My Grandpa and I and My Grandma and I are collections of short piano pieces depicting scenes from Grandpa and Grandma’s visit.

Each piece is very different from the other in grade of difficulty. In every piece pedagogical elements are underlined both from a technical and musical perspective. The activity of both hands as two equal partners as well as the capability to use them in unusual registers is important throughout. The mood of the pieces varies from calm to happy or humorous.

There are useful practice sheets at the end providing teachers and students with ideas and approaches to practising the pieces.

To view the music for My Grandpa and I  (10 Children's Pieces for Piano) visit

To view the music for My Grandma and I  (9 Children's Pieces for Piano) visit


Gilead Mishory was born in 1960 in Jerusalem and studied at the Rubin Academy. On the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, he completed his studies with Gerhard Oppitz in Munich and with Hans Leygraf in Salzburg at the Mozarteum.

He is the first pianist to have recorded the complete piano works and chamber music with piano by Leos Janácek. Other recordings include works by Haydn, Brahms, Bartók, Debussy, Clementi as well as numerous radio recordings.

As a composer Mishory has a strong affinity to literature as a source of inspiration. Two CDs published by NEOS with his own pieces gained extraordinary positive acclaim.

Since 2000 Gilead Mishory has been a Senior Professor at the renowned University of Music in Freiburg. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world at universities, schools, music schools. Many children in many countries have played his piano cycles My Grandpa and I and My Grandma and I.

For more information about Gilead Mishory and his compositions visit

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