Simone Dinnerstein

Biography

Born: September 18, 1972 in New York City, NY   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein is one of the fastest rising performers of the early 21st century, with a flourishing international career as a soloist and a number of popular and award-winning recordings to her credit. Although her repertoire is broad, ranging from the Baroque to contemporary premieres, she has gained a reputation as a musician with a special affinity of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Born in New York City, she studied
Read more at the Manhattan School of Music, graduated from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Peter Serkin, and was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Her breakthrough came with her 2005 New York debut at Carnegie Hall debut, where she played Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her 2007 recording of the piece on the Telarc label went to the top of the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in the first week of its commercial release. It received numerous critical accolades including a Diapason d'Or Award and a place on many prestigious "Best of the Year" lists. Her second recording, of a live 2007 recital in Berlin featuring works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and American composer Philip Lasser, was released in 2008 and also shot to the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week. Her third recording, Bach: A Strange Beauty, was released on Sony Classical in 2011.
Dinnerstein has developed an impressive international career both as a recitalist and concerto soloist. She has performed recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aspen and Ravinia Festivals, and in Paris, Vienna, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Rome, among others. Orchestras with which she has performed include the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Atlanta Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Tokyo Symphony. She has gained wide public exposure through profiles in a broad range of print, broadcast, and web-based media, including Gramophone, The New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, The Guardian, Time Magazine, NPR's Morning Edition, the Howard Stern Show, and Slate.com. In addition to her traditional concert and recording career, Dinnerstein has devoted considerable time to volunteering as a performer in unconventional venues such as nursing homes, public schools, and state prisons. Read less
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  • 1.
    Classical Wonderland: Classical Music for Children
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88875117112 Release Date: 05/13/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Irene Timacheff-Gabetta,  Sol Gabetta,  Igor Levit  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
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  • 2.
    Broadway-Lafayette - Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin / Simone Dinnerstein
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 503245 Release Date: 02/24/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Philip Lasser,  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
    Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias / Simone Dinnerstein
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 300910 Release Date: 01/21/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
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    Classical Wellness: Musical Tonics For Mind, Body And Spirit
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3464 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Henri Vieuxtemps,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Wolseley Charles,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Dmitry Khakhamov,  Oleg Sergeev,  John Aler,  Grant Gershon  ... 
    Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian,  James DePreist,  Gerard Schwarz,  Anatoly Lapunov  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Style of Five,  The Russian Folk Ensemble Balalaika,  Brazilian Guitar Quartet  ... 
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    Bach Re-invented / Simone Dinnerstein, Kristjian Jarvi, Absolut Ensemble
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 194168 Release Date: 07/23/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gene Pritsker,  Daniel Schnyder
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
    Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Absolute Ensemble
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  • 6.
    Night / Simone Dinnerstein, Tift Merritt
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 197657 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Daniel Felsenfeld,  Brad Mehldau,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein,  Tift Merritt
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  • 7.
    Classical Caffeine
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 1628 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Rodion Shchedrin,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Darius Milhaud,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Svetlana Safonova,  Rouben Aharonian,  Gerard Schwarz,  Eugenia Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  James DePreist,  Gerard Schwarz,  Constantine Orbelian,  Anatoly Lapunov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Style of Five,  The Russian Folk Ensemble Balalaika,  Shanghai Quartet  ... 
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  • 8.
    Something Almost Being Said - Bach, Schubert / Simone Dinnerstein
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 798943 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
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    Bach: A Strange Beauty / Dinnerstein
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 81742 Release Date: 01/18/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ferruccio Busoni,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Complete Works For Piano & Cello / Bailey, Dinnerstein
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80740 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Zuill Bailey,  Simone Dinnerstein
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  • 11.
    Classical Prep School - Essential Music
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80749 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Richard Wagner,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  John O'Conor,  James Van Demark,  Rudolf Serkin,  Michael Chertock  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Bishop,  Yoel Levi,  Erich Kunzel,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Cincinnati Pops,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 12.
    Breathe - Relaxing Piano For Lovers
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80714 Release Date: 01/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Erik Satie,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Chertock,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  John O'Conor,  Simone Dinnerstein  ... 
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  • 13.
    Bach: Goldberg Variations / Simone Dinnerstein
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80692 Release Date: 08/28/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein
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  • 14.
    Beethoven: Sonatas For Cello & Piano Nos. 1 - 5
    Label: Membran / Scandinavian Classics   Catalog: 220582 Release Date: 04/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Simone Dinnerstein,  Simca Heled
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    Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes For Cello & Piano, Sonatas For Cello & Pian
    Label: Membran / Scandinavian Classics   Catalog: 220596 Release Date: 04/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Simca Heled,  Simone Dinnerstein
    Conductor:  Simca Heled
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  • 16.
    Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Vol 1 / Bailey, Dinnerstein
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3368 Release Date: 10/31/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Zuill Bailey,  Simone Dinnerstein
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    Bach, Beethoven, Et Al: Works For Cello / Zuill Bailey, Simone Dinnerstein
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3326 Release Date: 03/18/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henri Vieuxtemps,  Frédéric Chopin,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Zuill Bailey,  Simone Dinnerstein
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