Israeli harpsichord player Yizhar Karshon was born to a musical family, and started his musical education as a young child with playing the recorders and the piano and singing in choirs. Later on, though, it was the harpsichord that inspired him and made him fall in love both with the instrument and with Baroque repertoire.
Following his heart he studied and graduated the Jerusalem Music Academy under the guidance of David Shemer, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.
After returning to Israel he became one of the founders of Barrocade Ensemble (active since 2007), with whom he performed widely in Israel and in Europe, and recorded three CDs so far.
Apart from playing with Barrocade, Karshon often plays both as soloist and as continuo player with all major ensembles in Israel, taking a special liking for Baroque chamber music, and contemporary repertoire. Recently Yizhar Karshon has also conducted several concerts with the Barrocade, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and other ensembles.
Recently Yizhar has recorded a CD with Suites by Charles Dieupart, that has been published by the German label Carpe Diem.