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Simone Dinnerstein interview with KEDT - Corpus Christi

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Interview with KEDT's Stewart Jacoby

Perhaps her most ambitious recording to date, Simone Dinnerstein's new album for Sony Classical - Mozart in Havana is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. For it, Dinnerstein has collaborated with the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23.  In one sense, Mozart in Havana is a return to Dinnerstein's origins as a musician. Her connection with Cuba started early with Solomon Mikowsky, a Cuban émigré who became her piano teacher when she was nine. Mikowsky would tell stories of his childhood in Cuba and the country's many musical influences. Dinnerstein recalls, "I learned so much from Solomon, and one thing was that a musical culture is not something you have to be born to but something you can choose."

LISTEN TO Stewart Jacoby's interview with SD for KEDT Radio - Corpus Christi TX.