Gilead Mishory was born in 1960 in Jerusalem and studied at the Rubin Academy. On the recommendation of Alfred Brendel he completed his studies with Gerhard Oppitz in Munich and with Hans Leygraf in Salzburg at the Mozarteum.
Gilead Mishory is the first pianist to have recorded the complete piano works and chamber music with piano by Leos Janácek. Other CDs with works by Haydn, Brahms, Bartók, Debussy, his own compositions and numerous radio-recordings received instant critical acclaim. Enthusiastic reviews of the press describe him as a magician of sound, a technically perfect poet of the piano and a pianist with a sense of sound, charm and esprit.
Mishory's cycle Lider-Togbuch after poems by Sutzkever, premièred in 1998, was his breakthrough as a composer. His affinity to literature as a source of inspiration is shown also in his Hebrew Ballads, with poems by Else Lasker-Schüler, Fugitive Pieces for piano, after the novel by Anne Michaels, the string quartet Psalm after Paul Celan, or Di Vayte Haymat Mayne, for tenor and orchestra, after poems by Marc Chagall. His first opera, Isaac's Youth, was completed in 2010. A first CD with Mishory's own works came out in 2011 by NEOS. To Aeneas - the CD with his own cycle with this title, as well as works by Clementi and Tartini (2017) gained extraordinary positive acclaim. To Aeneas as well as Lider-Togbuch are going to come out soon by Peer-Music-Classical, Hamburg.
Since 2000 Gilead Mishory is senior professor at the renowned University of Music in Freiburg and is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world.