Classical Pianist Simone Dinnerstein
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Where and When
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Gateway Auditorium, Newtown Campus
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to numerous "Best of 2007" lists. The four solo albums Dinnerstein has released since then – The Berlin Concert (Telarc), Bach: A Strange Beauty (Sony), Something Almost Being Said (Sony), and Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (Sony) – have also topped the classical charts. In spring 2013, Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt released an album on Sony called Night, a unique collaboration uniting classical, folk, and rock worlds.
Other recent highlights include Dinnerstein’s debuts in Sydney and Melbourne; her debuts in Leipzig at the Gewandhaus and in Toulouse; the world premiere of a new work by Nico Muhly at Boston’s Symphony Hall; her third return engagement at the Berlin Philharmonie; and world premiere performances of Philip Lasser’s The Circle and The Child with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming highlights include recitals across the US at The Metropolitan Museum, Wolf Trap, Library of Congress, Portland Piano International, and UW World Series; a tour of Germany presented by Tonicale Musik; concerts in Istanbul, Jerusalem, Seoul, and Turin; plus a new recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra for Sony Classical.
Dedicated to her community, in 2009 Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series which raises funds for New York City public schools.
Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She also studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio. Simone Dinnerstein lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son. She is managed by IMG Artists and is a Sony Classical artist.
Tickets: $20 general public, $10 students & seniors