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Simone Dinnerstein set to play WPA: Strathmore / Interview with DC Metro Theatre Arts

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Simone Dinnerstein is set to play Washington Performing Arts - Strathmore on May 22. The New York based pianist, gained an international following the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she 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. The four solo albums Dinnerstein has released since then – The Berlin Concert (Telarc), Bach: A Strange Beauty (Sony), Something Almost Being Said (Sony), and Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (Sony) – have also topped the classical charts. Dinnerstein was among the top ten bestselling artists of 2014 on the Billboard Classical Chart. In February 2015, Sony Classical released Dinnerstein's newest album Broadway-Lafayette, which "celebrates the time-honored transatlantic link between France and America" and includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Philip Lasser's The Circle and the Child: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, written for Dinnerstein.  

DC Metro Theatre Arts spoke to Dinnerstein regarding her upcoming visit to the DC-area and found her to be extremely grounded and an artist with tremendous depth of heart.  In addition to her solo recital at Strathmore, Dinnerstein will lead several community-based activities around DC, including a master class for adult amateur pianists and education programs in six D.C.-area schools.  READ THE FULL INTERVIEW