Simone Dinnerstein

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The American classical pianist is celebrated for her self-financed recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

  • Hailing from New York, Dinnerstein studied at various schools including the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School of Music under Peter Serkin.
  • Prior to her career as a classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein was a piano teacher.
  • In follow up she recorded a recital live at the Berlin Philharmonie, which included Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations and Anton Webern’s Variations.
  • She has toured as a piano soloist with the Dresden Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic and performed with a number of others including the New York Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
  • She was named the bestselling instrumentalist of 2011 on the US Billboard Classical Chart and has twice received the Classical Recording Foundation Award.
  • Dinnerstein founded concert series Neighbourhood Classics in 2009 for her community that was open to the public and hosted by New York City public schools.

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Simone self-financed her recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which went on to a wealth of critical and commercial success.

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