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2014-15 Piano Masterclass Series:  Simone Dinnerstein

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:30pm
Simone Dinnerstein
Simone Dinnerstein (Photo courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

Simone Dinnerstein gives a free masterclass to piano students.

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. The Independent praises the “majestic originality of her vision” and NPR reports, “She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She’s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation.” The New York-based pianist gained an international following through 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 many “Best of 2007” lists, including those of The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, and The New Yorker.