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Simone Dinnerstein: Bio

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. The New York-based pianist gained an international following with the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she independently raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many "Best of 2007" lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Her latest Sony album, Mozart in Havana, was released in April and reached number two on the Billboard Classical chart.

Dinnerstein's performance schedule has taken her around the world since her acclaimed New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2005, to venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Sydney Opera House, Seoul Arts Center, and London's Wigmore Hall; festivals that include the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, the Aspen, Verbier, and Ravinia festivals; and performances with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra a Sinfonica Brasileira, and the Tokyo Symphony.

Dinnerstein has played concerts throughout the U.S. for the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing classical music to non-traditional venues. She gave the first classical music performance in the Louisiana state prison system at the Avoyelles Correctional Center, and performed at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in a concert organized by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to her community, in 2009 Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public hosted by New York public schools which raises funds for their music education programs.

Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She also studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio.  She is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music and is a Sony Classical artist. Dinnerstein is managed by Andrea Troolin at Ekonomisk Mgmt with booking representation through Helen Henson at Blu Ocean Arts.

1 Bach: Invention #1 in C Major, BWV 772
2 Bach: Invention #2 in C Minor, BWV 773
3 Bach: Invention #3 in D Major, BWV 774
4 Bach: Invention #4 in D Minor, BWV 775
5 Bach: Invention #5 in E-Flat Major, BWV 776
6 Bach: Invention #6 in E Major, BWV 777
7 Bach: Invention #7 in E Minor, BWV 778
8 Bach: Invention #8 in F Major, BWV 779
9 Bach: Invention #9 in F Minor, BWV 780
10 Bach: Invention #10 in G Major, BWV 781
11 Bach: Invention #11 in G Minor, BWV 782
12 Bach: Invention #12 in A Major, BWV 783
13 Bach: Invention #13 in A Minor, BWV 784
14 Bach: Invention #14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785
15 Bach: Invention #15 in B Minor, BWV 786
16 Bach: Sinfonia #1 in C Major, BWV 787
17 Bach: Sinfonia #2 in C Minor, BWV 788
18 Bach: Sinfonia #3 in D Major, BWV 789
19 Bach: Sinfonia #4 in D Minor, BWV 790
20 Bach: Sinfonia #5 in E-Flat Major, BWV 791
21 Bach: Sinfonia #6 in E Major, BWV 792
22 Bach: Sinfonia #7 in E Minor, BWV 793
23 Bach: Sinfonia #8 in F Major, BWV 794
24 Bach: Sinfonia #9 in F Minor, BWV 795
25 Bach: Sinfonia #10 in G Major, BWV 796
26 Bach: Sinfonia #11 in G Minor, BWV 797
27 Bach: Sinfonia #12 in A Major, BWV 798
28 Bach: Sinfonia #13 in A Minor, BWV 799
29 Bach: Sinfonia #14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 800
30 Bach: Sinfonia #15 in B Minor, BWV 801
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Simone Dinnerstein's new CD of J.S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias has been released on Sony Classical. The pianist made the recording at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and worked on the project along with Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias, originally written in 1723 as musical guide for keyboard players, remain a core part of the piano repertoire for students, amateurs, and professional musicians alike and have been lifelong companions for Dinnerstein.

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