About Our Institute

The Edward Aldwell Institute was established in 2007 by Mrs. Jean Ann Aldwell and Mrs. Lea Agmon.

The Institute implements an annual program of master classes, lectures, workshops, and guest- performances. The activities of the Institute are open to the general public, and qualified participants are invited to take part in the master classes and workshops. The activities of the Institute are held at the Eden-Tamir Music Center , Toya Elias Hall, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

Our Mission

The founding principle of the Aldwell Institute is to broaden the horizons of young musicians in Israel by exposing them to the artistry, knowledge, skill, and insight of outstanding musical performers, pedagogues and scholars worldwide. Focusing primarily on piano and chamber music with piano, the Aldwell Institute endorses informed musical performance: an approach that complements intuition, expression and temperament, and a general sense of style, with a broad analytical vista that brings to the fore the inner-workings of the musical masterpiece.

Our Friends and Supporters

  • Prof. Eytan Agmon, Bar-Ilan University
  • Mrs. Jean Ann Aldwell, New York
  • Maestro Richard Goode, Mannes College of Music and CUNY Graduate Center
  • Prof. Emeritus Roger Kamien, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Gabriel Lanyi, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Emeritus Joel Lester (CUNY Graduate Center, Mannes College of Music)
  • Prof. Emeritus Robert Levin, Harvard University
  • Dr. Sonia Rubinsky, Paris
  • Prof. Emeritus Carl Schachter, CUNY Graduate Center, Mannes College of Music, Julliard School of Music
  • Prof. Arie Vardi, Hochschule für Musik, Hannover; Tel-Aviv University
  • Prof. Emeritus Menachem Zur, JAMD
  • Mrs. Idith Zvi, Director, Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition

Special Thanks To

  • Maestro Richard Goode , for his unforgettable benefit concert at the Henry Crown Symphony Hall, Jerusalem, March 6, 2010
  • The Jacob Bistritzky Foundation , for its support
  • An Anonymous Contributor , for her support
  • The Council for Arts and Culture of Mifal Hapais , for its support
  • Mr. Victor Cohen , for his support
  • An Anonymous Contributor , for his support
  • The Jerusalem Municipality , Department of Culture, for its support
  • Prof. Alexander Tamir (1931-2019), an ardent supporter of the Aldwell Institute from its inception