Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein is considered one of the foremost interpreters of Bach in the world. In this special program, Dinnerstein follows the enormous success of her 2007 self-produced debut album of The Goldberg Variations with a live performance of Bach’s masterpiece.
Simone Dinnerstein is celebrated by critics and audiences alike for her distinctive and original style. Known for her highly-personal recital programs, Ms. Dinnerstein is increasingly branching out into exciting collaborations. Circles: Piano Concertos by Bach + Glass, featuring her world premiere recording of Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3 with GRAMMY®-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry, topped the Classical Billboard charts. At their New York premiere, TheNew Yorker was “struck dumb with admiration” by this new addition to the piano concerto repertoire. She has performed the concerto in the U.S. and abroad, including performances alongside the co-commissioning orchestras. Future performances will be held in France, Germany, Italy and Canada.
Ms. Dinnerstein released Mozart in Havana in 2017, recorded in Cuba with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. She went on to bring the orchestra to the United States for their first-ever American tour, which was received with tremendous enthusiasm and was featured in specials for PBS and NPR. Also in 2017, she collaborated with choreographer Pam Tanowitz to create New Work for Goldberg Variations, which was on the year-end top ten lists of critics at TheNew York Times and TheBoston Globe. This project continues to tour and will be given a run of performances at New York’s Joyce Theater in 2019. A winner of Astral Artists’ National Auditions, she 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. She is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music.