Alon Goldstein, piano
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Israel, London, Radio France, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras as well as the Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Rafael Frí¼hbeck de Burgos, Leon Fleisher, Peter Oundjian, Yoel Levi and others.
He opened his 2013-2014 season at the Ravinia Festival as soloist with the Chicago Symphony under James Conlon in the Mozart Double and Triple concertos with Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. A few months earlier, he appeared at the Ruhr Piano Festival performing three concerti in one evening. The current season will also include engagements with the Kansas City Symphony, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic, among others.
In the fall of 2013, Mr. Goldstein will release a recording of Mendelssohn Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yoav Talmi. This collaboration scored a major success on a 17-concert Latin American tour that included concerts in Teatro Colon, Palacio des Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional. A return tour is planned for 2015-16. Highlights of last season included also his debut with the Toronto Symphony and performances with the Tokyo Quartet on their final tour. In addition, Mr. Goldstein’s was heard nation-wide in performances with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio and solo recitals, many of which included the music of Debussy in homage of the composer’s 150th birthday.
Other recent highlights include two world premieres of concerti that were written for Mr. Goldstein - Lost Souls by Avner Dorman with the Kansas City Symphony under Michael Stern, and Ornaments by Mark Kopytman with the Jerusalem Camerata, as well as performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo, and solo recitals in Beijing (Forbidden City), Moscow (Kremlin), New York (Town Hall), Chicago, Guatemala City, Kent (UK), Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.
Alon has performed at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, Verbier, Prussia Cove and Jerusalem music festivals. Over the past several years he has also taught and played at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and "Tel Hai” international piano master classes held in Israel.