Edna Stern began her studies in Israel with Viktor Derevianko, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. She continued studying with Krystian Zimerman at the Basel Hochschule and with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute and at the Lake Como International Piano Foundation. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio. Her recordings are highly praised by critics, receiving such awards as Diapason d’Or, Diapason Découverte, Arte Best CD, Gramophone upcoming artist, and selection by France’s leading newspaper Le Monde.
Edna Stern has performed at prestigious halls and festivals such as the Olympia in Paris, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Paris’ Châtelet Theater, Moscow’s Music-House, Petronas in Kuala Lumpur and Musashino Hall in Tokyo; performing in solo recitals and with orchestras, with conductors such as Claus Peter Flor and Andris Nelsons. Stern gives Masterclasses all over the world, in such places as the CNSM of Paris, Rutgers University and the Tel-Aviv Zubin Mehta School of Music.
She is a professor at the Royal College of London since 2009 and her musical activity includes working with great artists in other art fields, like film director Amos Gitai, as well as Agnès Letestu, first ballerina from the Paris Opera.