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23 Jul 2024, Tue
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Cast: Klaus Mäkelä , Lahav Shani , .... + 3
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29 Jul 2024, Mon
Composer: Johannes Brahms , Richard Strauss
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KKL Luzern , Lucerne
25 Aug 2024, Sun
Composer: Claude Debussy , Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy , Maurice Ravel , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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KKL Luzern , Lucerne
12 Sep 2024, Thu
Composer: Henri Dutilleux , Michael Seltenreich , Paul Ben-Haim , Unsuk Chin
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KKL Luzern , Lucerne
13 Sep 2024, Fri
Composer: Anton Bruckner , Johann Sebastian Bach
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19 Sep 2024, Thu
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg , Sergei Prokofiev
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Lahav Shani is an Israeli conductor and pianist.

Shani was born in Tel Aviv, the son of Michael Shani, a choral conductor. He began piano lessons at age 6 with Hannah Shalgi. He continued his piano studies from Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv. He subsequently studied double bass with Teddy Kling, the former principal bassist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Shani continued further music studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, where his teachers included Christian Ehwald (orchestral conducting) and Fabio Bidini (piano). Daniel Barenboim has served as a conducting mentor for Shani.

Shani first appeared as a guest pianist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007. In 2010, Zubin Mehta engaged Shani as pianist and assistant conductor for a tour with the Israel Philharmonic. With the Israel Philharmonic, Shani conducted the Israel Philharmonic's opening season concerts in 2013. He has returned each year subsequently as a guest conductor with the orchestra.

Shani won first prize at the 2013 International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition. In May 2015, he first guest-conducted the Vienna Symphony. In November 2015, he made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic, as both conductor and pianist, as an emergency substitute for Franz Welser-Möst. In January 2016, the Vienna Symphony announced the appointment of Shani as its next principal guest conductor, as of the 2017–2018 season.

In June 2016, Shani made his debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (RPhO), as both guest conductor and piano soloist. On the basis of this single appearance, the RPhO musicians unanimously elected Shani as the next chief conductor of the orchestra, in August 2016, the youngest conductor to be named chief conductor of the RPhO to date. His RPhO contract is effective from the 2018–2019 season, for 12 weeks per season. The appointment marks Shani's first appointment to a full-time orchestral post. In March 2020, the RPhO announced the extension of Shani's contract as chief conductor through August 2026. In January 2023, the RPhO announced that Shani is to conclude his tenure as its chief conductor at the close of the 2025-2026 season.

In January 2018, the Israel Philharmonic announced the appointment of Shani as its next music director, effective with the 2020–2021 season. He held the title of music director designate of the orchestra in the 2019–2020 season.

Shani first guest-conducted the Munich Philharmonic in March 2022, in a benefit concert for Ukraine. He returned in September 2022 for an additional guest-conducting appearance with the orchestra. On 28 January 2023, a news report in NRC Handelsblad indicated the appointment of Shani as the next chief conductor of the orchestra as of the start of the 2026-2027 season, which the orchestra and the Munich City Council officially confirmed on 1 February 2023. Shani's initial Munich Philharmonic contract is for 5 years.

Shani resides in Berlin and continues to give recitals as a solo pianist.

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