阿里·瓦迪先生出生于以色列，是国际上公认的以色列最优秀的钢琴家之一，他15岁开始了艺术生涯。他曾在鲁宾音乐学院学习音乐，同时他还获得了特拉维夫大学的法学学位。他在以色列举行的肖邦国际钢琴比赛中获奖，随后就与以色列爱乐乐团和祖宾·梅塔（Zubin Mehta）同台演出。当他又在布加勒斯特的乔治·艾乃斯库国际钢琴比赛中获奖后，在欧洲举行了许多场音乐会。随后，瓦迪先生在巴塞尔继续师从保罗·包姆加特纳（Paul Baumgartner）学习钢琴，并且向皮埃尔·布莱兹（Pierre Boulez）和卡尔海因兹·斯托克豪森（Karlheinz Stockhausen）学习作曲。
作为一位钢琴家，他广泛地与许多重要的交响乐团合作演出，合作过的指挥包括谢苗·毕奇科夫（Semyon Bychkov）、塞尔吉·柯密申纳（Sergiu Commissiona）、鲁卡斯·佛斯（Lukas Foss）、库特·马祖尔（Kurt Masur）、捷尔吉·马克西缪克（Jerzy Maksymiuk）、祖宾·梅塔（Zubin Mehta）、保罗·帕瑞（Paul Paray）、保罗·萨赫尔（Paul Sacher）以及大卫·金曼（David Zinman）等。
Beginning his artistic career at the age of fifteen, Israeli born Arie Vardi went on to receive international acclaim as one of the country’s foremost pianists. After winning the Chopin Competition in Israel, he appeared with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta, and upon winning the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, he played numerous concerts throughout Europe. Alongside his study of music at the Rubin Academy, he succeeded in achieving a degree in law at Tel Aviv University.
Vardi continued his piano studies in Basel with Paul Baumgartaner and studied composition with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has performed widely as soloist with major orchestras under the baton of Semion Bychkov, Sergio Commissiona, Lukas Foss, Kurt Masur, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Zubin Mehta, Paul Paray, Paul Sacher, Gustavo Dudamel and David Zinman, among others. His concert tours have taken him to Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Far East, Australia and Japan. His first Russian tour, in 1992, included performances in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities. Vardi performs regularly as soloist-conductor, playing the complete set of concerti by Bach and Mozart, part of which he has played on the Hammerfluegel. In recent years he has specialized in the literature of the Impressionist period, including the entire repertoire of Debussy and Ravel. His RCA records have won international acclaim and prizes.
Mr. Vardi’s extensive repertoire includes various Israeli works, many of which were dedicated to him. In addition to his concert career, Arie Vardi is a professor of piano at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Hannover and at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, where he served as its director and chaired the Piano Faculty. More than 30 of his students have won first prizes in international competitions. Arie Vardi is best known to television viewers for his series “Master Classes”, the family series of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra which he conducts and presents, and currently for his new series “Intermezzo with Arik”.
He has been a invited to serve as jury member in most of the leading international piano competitions, such as Chopin in Warsaw, Leeds, Van Cliburn, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Sydney, ARD, Beijing, Beethoven in Vienna and Bonn, Cleveland and Hamamatsu, as well as in Milan, Salt Lake City, Santander, Tokyo, and Seoul. He is the Artistic Advisor and Chairman of the Jury of the Arthur Rubinstein International Master Competition.
Mr. Vardi has held Master Classes and presented lecture recitals at the Juilliard School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the London Royal Academy, and many other major music centers.
In the 2001 season, Arie Vardi directed, conducted and played a series of five concerts with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. The series, entitled “The Piano Concerto,” featured twelve concertos ranging from Bach to the 21st century. In the 2004-5 season he launched a new weekend series with the Israel Philharmonic, “Morning Intermezzo”, where he serves as conductor and presenter.
Mr. Vardi is the recipient of the Minister of Education Award in 2004 for lifetime achievement and a laureate of Israel Prize 2017.