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Alon Goldstein

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Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. Alon’s artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and in April of 2008 returned with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt in Beethoven Concerto No. 1. In recent seasons Alon has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver, Kansas City and North Carolina Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and orchestras on tour in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.

During his 2012-13 season, Mr. Goldstein tours Central and South America with the Israel Chamber Orchestra; makes his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and performs again with the Tokyo Quartet in its final season of concerts. At the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, under maestro Leon Fleisher’s baton, Mr. Goldstein will perform Britten’s Diversions. In addition to performances of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos, Mr. Goldstein’s busy schedule includes nation-wide performances with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, and solo recitals, many of which include the music of Debussy, in homage of the composer’s 150th birthday.

Mr. Goldstein’s past two seasons include his successful debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski playing Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1, a return to the IRIS Orchestra for Saint Saëns Concerto No. 2 with Michael Stern, Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Jaime Laredo and the Vermont Symphony, and Avner Dorman’s Lost Souls with the Santa Barbara Symphony under Nir Kabaretti. He also performed in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Leon Fleisher conducting. Among his recital and chamber music concerts were critically-acclaimed performances in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent, Chicago, Los Angeles, Coral Gables, Seattle, St. Paul, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.

Highlights of recent seasons include his Carnegie Hall debut in the Mozart Triple Concerto with Joseph Kalichstein and Shai Wosner, as well as performing two world premieres: the aforementioned Lost Soulspiano concerto written for him by rising star Israeli composer Avner Dorman with the Kansas City Symphony and music director Michael Stern, and a concerto by Mark Kopytman with Avner Biron and the Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra. Summer 2011 and 2012 included master classes at Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and recitals in Paris, England and Israel. Goldstein was a featured panelist at the 2010 Conference of the League of American Orchestras discussing his recent Beethoven concerto cycle with the Rockford Symphony, which expanded the traditional concert experience to a multi-media presentation contextualizing Beethoven’s life and work, and resulted in unprecedented attendance and a subsequent surge in subscriptions. Other 2009-10 season appearances with orchestra included Chopin Concerto no. 2 with the Delaware Symphony, Mozart Concerto K. 453 with the Jerusalem Symphony and a return engagement with the Bucharest Philharmonic 'George Enescu'.

Recent seasons also included a recital in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, in the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. as well as return appearances throughout Israel, including his annual recital, broadcast live, at Henry Crown Symphony Hall. He was featured at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival performing all three Schumann piano trios and was heard performing chamber music concerts at the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York, Society of the Four Arts in West Palm Beach and The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival with principals from the Berlin Philharmonic and violinist Nikolaj Znaider. Alon debuted in recital with the International Keyboard Festival Master Series at Mannes College, Tannery Pond Concerts, Civic Music Association of Oklahoma City, Muhlenberg College, The Reif Center and Matinee Musicale. Alon joined in honoring Dame Myra Hess in a recital celebrating the 70th anniversary of the London National Gallery of Art Series which she founded. The program, which mirrored the inaugural recital performed by Dame Myra, was performed in Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts and broadcast live on radio and television.

Alon has appeared at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, and Steamboat festivals in the United States as well as Prussia Cove the Verbier Festival and Klavier Festival in Rühr. He performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Millennium Park in Chicago with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Over the past several years he has also taught and played at the “Tel Hai” international piano master classes held in Israel.

He is the winner of numerous competitions, among them the Arianne Katcz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, Nena Wideman Competition in the US and the Francois Shapira competition in Israel. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant and the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships. The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC chose a live recording of one of Alon’s recitals there for its first CD release.  Other recordings include solo recital programs through the Jerusalem Music Center “Mishkenot Sha’ananim” and the Israeli Music Institute featuring works by Israeli composers. Alon graduated from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Leon Fleisher and served as his assistant – a position assigned only to his most exceptional students.

 

For more information about Alon Goldstein, please visit http://www.alongoldstein.com.


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