Russian-Israeli Guitarist, Yuri Liberzon

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Yuri Liberzon’s love for guitar began at the age of 6 in Novosibirsk, Siberia, and flourished after relocation to Israel at the age of 10, where he took private lessons with Yaron Hasson. Yuri’s success in the United States then began with full scholarships to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory for a GPD and Bachelor’s degree, and Benjamin Verdery at Yale University School of Music for a Master’s degree.

In addition to publications in Soundboard, his expertise has also been called on to judge competitions in the United States, most notably the Beatty Music Competition for the Classical Guitar in Washington D.C. His skills have also earned special recognition by the USCIS; Mr. Liberzon was granted Alien of Extraordinary Ability United States Permanent Residency based on his achievements in the music field.



Yuri’s performing career is just as impressive, with orchestra soloist appearances in the San Francisco Bay area, invitations to play at venues from the west to east coasts; plus international media appearances in press and radio.

Audiences praise him for his consistent display of mental acrobatics, technical precision, musicality, and warmth. If there were anyone in the classical guitar world that could manage to combine musical elegance with architectural logic, it would be Yuri Liberzon.

After a successful campaign on Indiegogo, he then released his debut album Ascension on July 17th 2015. Ascension has also been submitted to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for first-round consideration at the upcoming 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Performed on a 2011 Gil Carnal guitar, it features the well-known Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 In D Minor For Solo Violin, BWV 1004, as well as jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert Part IIc.