Versatile and acclaimed pianist Gila Goldstein is set to perform a concert free to the public on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm. To be performed at New York University’s prestigious Loewe Theatre at 35 W 4th Street, the program will include pieces by 20th and 21st century composers, representing both early and post modern compositions some 100 years apart. Goldstein will perform four short works by 20th century Eastern European composers Janacek, Bartok, Medtner, and Prokofiev. The program will also include the premiere of three works by Israeli composers Yoav Gal, Tamar Muskal and Ronn Yedidia, personal friends of Goldstein who each composed their pieces especially for her, as well as "Earring", two minute piece composed by NYU faculty member and Pulitzer Prize winner, Julia Wolfe.
Goldstein is a versatile musician who has captivated audiences around the world with unique artistry and soulful interpretations of a variety of compositions. Born and raised in Israel, she studied piano and graduated with distinction from the Tel-Aviv University School of Music before arriving in New York City to complete her studies at the Manhattan School of Music.
She now serves on the piano faculties at New York University’s Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts and Boston University School of Music. In addition, she has given master classes and served as judge for international and national piano competitions in the United States, Israel, China, Philippines, and Korea.
As both a solo artist and collaborative pianist, Goldstein has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, Europe, and Israel. Her most notable performances included 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 and Merkin Hall 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 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.
As a board member for the American Liszt Society (ALS) and founder and president of the NYU chapter, she has performed frequently as a guest at ALS annual festivals around the United States and Canada. She has also championed the work of many Israeli composers as both a performer and recording artist, recording two volumes of the entire piano and chamber works of famous Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim. These recordings mark an important addition to the worldwide collection of recordings of 20 th century piano music, receiving rave reviews worldwide. The American Record Guide called Goldstein “a charismatic performer who plays with great flair, delicate nuances, fluid tempi and brilliance.” PIANIST magazine in London said she “has a technique as fierce