Iddo Bar-Shai was born in 1977, the Israeli pianist Iddo Bar-Shai studied with Bracha Ornan-Margalit in Haifa and with Prof. Pnina Salzman at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv University in Israel as he was simultaneously receiving guidance from Alexis Weissenberg.

At the age of eleven, he became the recipient of the fellowship of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (1988-1999) and he has been the winner of numerous national and international competitions. Iddo Bar-Shai is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Music Festival "Les Coups de Coeur" at the Chateau de Chantilly in Paris which invites each year acclaimed musicians such as Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, Thomas Hampson and Reanud Capuçon among many others. He has collaborated as a chamber musician with Martha Argerich, Menahem Pressler, Anna Prohaska, Alisa Weilerstein, Vilde Frang, Sayaka Shoji and with couple of the most celebrated chamber music String Quartets like the Ysaÿe, Aviv, Ebène and Modigliani.

Iddo Bar-Shai has performed in prestigious stages such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Zhongshan Hall in Beijing, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Opera City Hall in Tokyo and has collaborated with many different orchestras like the English Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Lille National Orchestra, the Paris Chamber Orchestra and several of his concerts have been broadcasted on TV Channels such as MEZZO, ARTE, NHK and FRANCE3. Iddo Bar-Shai has been a regural performer at the "Roque d’Anthéron Festival", the "Progetto Martha Argerich", the "Verbier Festival", the Steans Institute program of the "Ravinia Festival", the "Meslay Barn Festival", the "Menton Festival", the "Radio France Music Festival" in Montpellier, the "International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem and Berlin and the Festival "La Folle Journée" in Nantes, Lisbon, Tokyo, Warsaw and Rio de Janeiro.

Iddo Bar-Shai has released in 2006 a CD with works of Joseph Haydn and in 2008 a CD with the Chopin Mazurkas under the Mirare Label. Both received critical acclaim and were praised by famous magazines such as Diapason, World of Music and Piano International as well as prestigious newspapers such as Le Figaro in France and Fonoforum in Germany.