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 2016-2017 season begins with appearances at Music@Menlo performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio No. 2 with Paul Watkins and Elmar Olivera. Over the course of the season, he will be performing with the Costa Rica National Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Budapest Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic and Bucharest Philharmonic in Romania. He will also be heard in solo recitals and with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, Tempest Trio, Fine Arts Quartet and Ariel String Quartet in chamber music concerts throughout the world including appearances in Mexico, Central America and across the United States. 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. In the fall of 2015, Naxos released his recording of Mozart Piano Concertos No. 20 and No. 21 with the Fine Arts Quartet to enthusiastic reviews.