EVENT: Simone Dinnerstein, performing J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”
Venue: Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California
Carriage House Theatre
Sun, Nov 21st 2010, 7:30 p.m.
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Ms. Simone 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, the distinguished pupil of Artur Schnabel. For two summers, she was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Ms. Dinnerstein lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son.
Dinnerstein made her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2005, performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In November 2007, Ms. Dinnerstein made her recital debut at the Berlin Philharmonie, performing Bach’s French Suite No. 5, Philip Lasser’s Variations on a Bach Chorale, and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32, Op. 111. The concert was recorded live, and was released in August 2008. Gramophone called the CD, “ample evidence of gifts above and beyond the ordinary.”
Ms. Dinnerstein received the Classical Recording Foundation Award for 2006 and 2007 for her recording of Beethoven’s complete works for piano and cello with Zuill Bailey. Since 1996, Ms. Dinnerstein has played concerts throughout the United States for the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing classical music to non-traditional venues.
In addition, Ms. Dinnerstein has founded “P.S. 321 Neighborhood Concerts”, an evening concert series at the Brooklyn public elementary school that her son attends and where her husband teaches fifth grade. The concerts, which feature musicians Ms. Dinnerstein has admired and collaborated with during her career, are open to the public and raise funds for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The musicians performing donate their time and talent to the program.
Here is Ms. Dinnerstein, speaking about career, motherhood, and Bach:
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