Alon Goldstein

Sunday, October 18, 4 pm

Beethoven:
Sonata in E flat, op. 81a “Les Adieux” Paraphrase on Verdi’s Aida, S. 436
Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann
Liszt: Three Etudes (2012)
Avner Dorman:  Three Etudes
Ravel: Selections from Miroirs
Liszt: Concert paraphrase after Verdi’s Rigoletto

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 Frühbeck de Burgos, Leon Fleisher, Peter Oundjian, Yoel Levi and others.

He opened the 2014-15 season with a recital tour in South America including concerts at the Philharmonic societies of Lima, Arequipa (Peru) and Valparaiso (Chile) among others. He also opened the season of the Harrisburg Symphony as well as the Tel Aviv Soloists, one of the concerts being broadcast live over the internet worldwide.

Other highlights of the 2014-15 season include a recital tour in Spain, performing in Madrid, A Coruña and Zaragoza’s “Cycle of Grand Soloists”; a return to the Baltimore Symphony under Günther Herbig; debut with the New Jersey Symphony under Michael Stern and concerts with the Ars Viva Orchestra Chicago, the “George Enescu” Philharmonic in Bucharest etc.

In the fall of 2013, Mr. Goldstein released 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. In the spring of 2014 another CD of Alon was released featuring Dvorak Trios with his Tempest Trio for the Naxos Label.

Other recent highlights include debut with the Toronto Symphony, performances with the Tokyo Quartet in their final tour, 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, and performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo. Solo recitals include concerts 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.