Pianist YohevedKaplinsky was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was a prizewinner at the J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington,D.C. She has made numerous appearances in recitals, playing chambermusic, and with orchestras, as well as on radio and television in Israel and the U.S. She has given frequent lectures and master classes throughout the U.S., Israel, and Korea. She has often been invited to music festivalswhich include the bowdoin summer festival, the aspen festival, the long island piano festival in New York state, as well as the music festival at the claibur-texas Christian university school of music and the Israel Trayhay master class. She has served as an adjudicator for international competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Cleveland, Arthur Rubinstein, Dublin, and Tchaikovsky competitions.She was awarded the distinguished teacher award in 2003 which was initiated by American president.She began teaching at the university of the arts in Philadelphia and later at the Manhattan school of music.From 1989 to 1997 he taught at the Peabody school of music in Baltimore.

Jokhwedekaplinsky studied with Ilona Wentz of the Tel Aviv conservatory of music.He later studied at Juilliard under IlwinFreundlich whereshe received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees. She continued her studies under Dorothy Taubman.Jokhwedekaplinski has been teaching at Juilliard since 1993, becoming chairman of the Juilliard piano department in 1997 and President of the Susan w. Rose foundation in 2000.She has taught at Juilliard college prep since 1993 and was the head of the preparatory department in 2007.