Gila Goldstein

Longy School of Music at Bard College

Pianist Gila Goldstein is known as a versatile musician and has captivated audiences around the world  with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations.

Ms. Goldstein has performed as a solo artist and 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 and  Orquesta Da Camera in Mexico City as well as recitals and concerts at Lincoln Center and Merkin  Hall in New York City, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Beijing Concert Hall in 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, Old First Church 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 New York  Chapter since 1992, she has been a frequent guest performer at the ALS annual festivals around the  United States and Canada. She also performed at festivals such as La Jolla, Yellow Barn, Sonus,  Summit, Colburn, OpusFest, Jewish Music Festivals in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and London and the Israel Festival.  

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Gila Goldstein has been a sought-after pedagogue for nearly two decades and has given numerous  master classes in the USA, China and Korea. She is currently a member of the piano faculty at Longy  School of Music in Boston as well as at Brown University, where she serves as the director of piano  studies. Her previous teaching positions included Boston University, Boston University Tanglewood  Institute and New York University’s Department of Performing Arts.

 

A champion of the music of Israel's leading composer Paul Ben-Haim for over 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 20th century piano music. In addition, Ms. Goldstein has  performed and premiered many other works by Israeli composers, number of them were written  especially for her.  

 

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. Both her teachers were disciples of the legendary pianist and  pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus.