Miri Yampolsky studied piano with Leon Fleischer at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, with Dmitri Baschkirov in Madrid and with Michael Boguslavski and Hannah Shalghi in Tel Aviv. She also worked with Alfred Brendel, Radu Lupu, Gilbert Kalish and Christoph Eschenbach. She won the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia and the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich in 1998, and was a Scholarship Recipient of the America Israel Culture Foundation from 1985 to 1995. She has concertized in Israel, Europe, the United States, Japan, Russia and South Africa, and has participated in many festivals, including the Ravinia Festival, the Berlin Festwochen, the Schwetzingen Festspiele, the Jerusalem Festival and the ARD Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Valencia, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony of Johannesburg. She is a chamber music professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, where she is also a co-founder and artistic director of Mayfest, the Cornell International Chamber Music Festival.