A native of Krasnodar, Russia, Genadi Zagor graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and continued his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory. In 1991, he immigrated to Israel where he became an assistant to Professor Alexander Tamir at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music.In 2000, having moved to the United States, he joined Maestro Alexander Toradze’s prestigious piano program at Indiana University, graduated with a Concert Artist Diploma and later served on the faculty. Further studies then led to a Master degree in Piano Performance from Michigan State University in 2010. Since his debut on stage with an orchestra at the age of ten, Genadi Zagor has performed with numerous orchestras in Russia, Japan, Israel, the United States and many European countries, appearing with such prestigious orchestras as the Moscow State Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, to name a few.
He is the recipient of many awards to include First Prize at the San Antonio International Piano Competition and First Prize at the Di Angelo Young Artists Competition in Pennsylvania.
Recent solo performances were at Irving Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the Toradze Piano Studio Rachmaninov Marathon and both events were broadcast live on National Public Radio.
In April 2011, Mr. Zagor appeared at Strathmore in Bethesda with the Post-Classical Ensemble as a performer for The Stravinsky Project, a three-day event celebrating Stravinsky’s works.