The Moscow-born Israeli pianist is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. In recent years, Giltburg has engaged in a series of in-depth explorations of major composers, concentrating on the works of Beethoven, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. In 2021–2023, Giltburg explored the complete works of Maurice Ravel, performing the solo works shared amongst Bozar, Flagey and the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, and the whole cycle at Wigmore Hall. Giltburg is widely recognized as a leading interpreter of Rachmaninoff. In 2023, during Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary year, he will continue his recording of his solo works, as well as release the last disc in his acclaimed composer’s concerto cycle.
Giltburg regularly plays recitals in the world’s most prestigious halls, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Wiener Konzerthaus and Southbank Centre. He has worked with many top orchestras across the world including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, NHK Symphony and at the BBC Proms.
Giltburg is a consummate recording artist, winning prestigious awards for his recordings. He also won a Gramophone Award for the Dvorak Piano Quintet on Supraphon with the Pavel Haas Quartet, as well as a Diapason d’Or for their latest joint release, Brahms’s Piano Quintets. He feels a strong need to engage audiences beyond the concert hall. His blog “Classical music for all” is aimed at a non-specialist audience, and he complements it with articles in publications such as Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Guardian, Times and Fono Forum. During the lockdown period in spring 2020, Giltburg regularly streamed live performances and masterclasses from home, with over one million views.