ALON GOLDSTEIN, piano
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. Alon’s artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and returned a few seasons ago with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt in Beethoven Concerto No. 1. In recent seasons Mr. Goldstein has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver, Kansas City and North Carolina Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and orchestras on tour in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.
His 2015-2016 season begins with performances at the Ravinia Festival and New York’s International Keyboard Festival, followed by a tour of China with the Amber String Quartet. He will be performing with the Alabama, Knoxville, Fairfax, Spokane and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras among others. He will also be heard in solo recitals and with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, Tempest Trio and Ariel String Quartet in chamber music concerts throughout the world including appearances in Israel, Romania, England, Germany, Ecuador, China and across the United States. In the fall of 2015 Naxos will release his recording of Mozart Piano Concertos No. 20 and No. 21 with the Fine Arts Quartet. A passionate advocate for music education, his recent teaching engagements have included posts at The Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival and The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, in addition to extended educational residencies across the country.