Ilan Kurtser is currently studying on the Advanced Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music. He is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist and the winner of the two major accompaniment prizes at the Royal Academy of Music; the Bampton Classical Opera Competition Accompanist Prize and the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Help Musician’s Accompanist Prize in memory of Arthur and Gwyneth Harrison.
Ilan is a Bicentenary Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music supported by the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust. As part of his Bicentenary Scholarship, he will be recording a double CD album of the complete Goethe-Lieder by Hugo Wolf.
Ilan’s early training was in Israel with Enn Wittenburg and later at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv with Asaf Zohar. He has participated in the David Goldman Chamber Music Program for Outstanding Young Musicians (Jerusalem Music Centre) and in numerous international festivals. He has taken part in masterclasses with Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, Helmut Deutsch, Elly Ameling, and Graham Johnson.