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Romanian-born pianist Eli Kalman has performed extensively in Romania, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the United States, and Canada. Hailing from Romania and Israel, he was the recipient of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for Excellence at UW-Madison. His lifelong passion for chamber music has been featured in performances at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, “San Francisco Performances,” “Tuesday Evening Concert Series” in Virginia, at the Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, on the Emmanuel Music-Schumann Chamber Series in Boston, the Connoisseur Series at Wichita State University, Myra Hess Series in Chicago, and many other venues. He was an enthusiastic artist-in-residence at the Chamber Music Festival at Banff, Canada, and for five years a guest artist at the Token Creek Festival. Recent solo and chamber appearances have also featured him as a soloist with the Water City Chamber Orchestra and on numerous live broadcast recitals on “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen” on WPR and from WFMT Chicago. As a recording artist, he offers works for solo piano and cello and piano by Erwin Junger (2001) and Robert Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Rose Mary Harbison (2006) and a CD entitled The Jewish Soul with cellist Amit Peled from the Peabody Institute (Centaur 2009). His latest CD, entitled Homo Ludens, was released in 2015 on Centaur Records, and celebrates new piano music by Russian-American composer-pianist and poet Lera Auerbach. Dr. Kalman serves as piano faculty at University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Prior to his teaching appointment at UW-Oshkosh in 2006, he has been on the piano faculty at the Center of Arts, Mizra in Israel and previously at the Lyceum of Arts, Baia Mare in Romania.