Guest Piano Masterclass, Gila Goldstein

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall

Pianist Gila Goldstein

This event is free and open to the public.

Pianist Gila Goldstein who is known as a versatile musician, has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. 
Ms. Goldstein has performed as a solo artist and a collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Philippines, Europe and Israel. Her most notable performances included the Berliner Symphoniker, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Da Camera in Mexico City and the Lincoln Symphony in Nebraska, as well as recitals and concerts at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and Loewe Theatre in New York City, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Beijing Concert Hall, China, Seoul National University in Korea, the Purcell Room at the South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre and Cité des Arts  in Paris, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles, Old First Church and Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, Gardner Museum and Tsai Performing Center in Boston, Dame Myra Hess concert series, Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” Series and Symphony Hall in Chicago, ”Great Performances“ series in St. Louis, Israel’s Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum, among others. 

A Board member of the American Liszt Society (ALS) and the Founder-President of its NY/NJ Chapter since 1992, she has been a frequent guest performer at the ALS annual festivals around the USA and Canada. 

A champion of the music of Israel's leading composer Paul Ben-Haim in the past two decades as a performer and recording artist, Ms. Goldstein has recorded two volumes of his entire piano and chamber works on the Centaur label. The American Record Guide wrote: ”Goldstein is a charismatic performer who plays with great flair, delicate nuances, fluid tempi and brilliance”. PIANIST magazine in London commended: “Goldstein has a technique as fierce and fiery as the color of her hair”. These recordings mark a significant addition to the commercial releases of Israeli classical music and to the worldwide recordings of 20thcentury piano music. She has also been a champion of works by Israeli living composers, number of them were written for her and premiered by her. 

Gila Goldstein is the Chair of the Piano Department at Boston University School of Music, and the Director of the Young Artists Piano Program at Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has given master classes and adjudicated international and national piano competitions throughout the USA, in Israel, China, the Philippines and Korea. 

She obtained her music degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Prof. Nina Svetlanova and the Tel-Aviv University's School of Music, where her teacher was Prof. Victor Derevianko.

Please visit her web site, www.gilagoldstein.com