In addition to her distinguished series of recordings for the London label including: The Brahms No. 2 piano concert, The two popular Mozert piano concerti No. 2 and No. 23, The Rachmaninov Paoanini variations and the No. 2 concertos, Ms. Vered has to her credit a highly-praised version of the complete Chopin Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25, a brilliant recording of the complete Moszkowski Etudes, both for Connoir Records, and Connoisseur Records has release a disc entitled “25 Virtuoso Etudes” on which Ms. Vered offers new readings of concert etudes by Chopin, Schumann, Paganini-Liszt, and Debussy.
Ms. Vered began playing the piano at the age of three, and later attended the Paris Conservatory where she studied with the eminent pianist Vlado Perlemuter.
Born in Israel, She graduated from the Paris Conservatory at fifteen, and completed her studies at the Juilliard School in New York City under the tutorship of Rosina Lhevinne, Nadia Reisenberg, and Aube Tzerko.
She made her debut as one of the first winners of the Young Concert Artists International Competition.
Ms. Vered has been heard in recital in virtually all of the music centers of the world, and has been engaged and re-engaged as soloist with the leading orchestras of our time:
The New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Philharmonia, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Japan NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic.
She has performed as soloist under the batons of most of the world’s finest conductors, including Stokowski, Solti, Mehta, Kempe, Kondrashin, Tilson Thomas, de Waart, Slatkin, Comissiona, Conlon, Davis, Sanderling, Cassadesus, Bertini, Weller, Sawalich, Atzmon, Leppard, rodan, Judd, Foster, Bamert, Janson and Vanska.
A regular participant in summer festivals, Ms. Vered has made appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Cleveland’s Blossom Festival, the Meadow-brooks Festival in Detroit, and at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
Ms. Vered is a chamber musician of distinction and has appeared with important chamber ensembles throughout the world.
She is noted particularly for her frequent performances with the Tokyo String Quartet.
A highlight of this collaboration was Ms. Vered’s world premiere performance with the ensemble of Ezra Laderman’s Piano Quintet at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. This work, which was written for Ms. Vered and the Tokyo String Quartet, was later recorded by them for the RCA label.
During the Hampton Summerfest and the Rutgers Summerfest Ilana Vered performed the five Beethoven concertos in one event.
During the 1993/94 season, Ms. Vered performed a Beethoven cycle of the complete sonatas and variations for piano and cello, with cellist Sharon Robinson, in Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, New York City, and other major musical centers throughout the United States.
Ms. Vered, who has a devoted following in the Far East, appeared in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea and toured the major cities of Japan numerous times with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.