Alon Goldstein, piano
Photo Credit: Meagan Cignoli
“…an irresistible powerhouse performance"
“Alon Goldstein, who made a superb Philadelphia Orchestra debut last summer, showed even more depth and style in Saturday’s performance [Bartók Concerto No.3]….You wanted encores—preferably, his entire repertoire”.
“This young artist has style, smarts and technique…he created a stillness around himself that was so long and imposing in its defiance of expectations that your ear had to be glued to everything that came after.” [Beethoven No.1] - THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
His 2014-2015 season includes appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and Symphony in C. He will be heard as a recitalist in Washington, DC, at The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago, The International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York, Brigham Young University, Woodbridge Music Club, Northeast Kingdom Classical Arts Series and concerts throughout Israel, Canada and Spain. He will perform in chamber music roles at Ravinia with Midori and Miriam Fried among others, with the Ariel Quartet in Kansas City and in nation-wide performances as part of both the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio and Tempest Trio. An advocate for education, Alon will participate in teaching engagements at The Steans Institute and The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, in addition to extended educational residencies across the country.
He opened his 2013-2014 season at the Ravinia Festival as soloist with the Chicago Symphony in the Mozart Double Concerto, K. 365 with Katherine Jacobson Fleisher as well as in the Triple Concerto, K. 242 with Leon Fleisher and Ms. Jacobson Fleisher. A few months earlier, he appeared at the prestigious Ruhr Piano Festival in Germany performing the Britten Diversions with Mr. Fleisher conducting. This past season also included orchestral performances of the Britten, Beethoven Concertos No. 1, 2 and 4, Mozart K. 466 and Tchaikovsky No. 2 in re-engagements with the Kansas City Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic, among others. In the fall of 2013, Centaur Records released Mr. Goldstein's acclaimed recording of Mendelssohn Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yoav Talmi. This was preceded by a highly acclaimed 17-concert Latin American tour with the Israel Chamber Orchestra; a collaboration that earned them a return tour in 2015-16. Mr. Goldstein’s busy schedule included nation-wide performances with the Tokyo Quartet on their final tour.
Highlights of recent seasons included his successful debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski playing Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1, a return to the IRIS Orchestra for Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 with Michael Stern, performances of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Jaime Laredo and the Vermont Symphony and Concerto No. 2 with the Toronto Symphony, and Avner Dorman’s Lost Souls with the Santa Barbara Symphony under Nir Kabaretti. He was also heard in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Leon Fleisher conducting. Among his recital and chamber music concerts were critically-acclaimed performances in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent, Chicago, Los Angeles, Coral Gables, Seattle, St. Paul, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Other highlights have included his Carnegie Hall debut in the Mozart Triple Concerto with Joseph Kalichstein and Shai Wosner, as well as performing two world premieres: the aforementioned Lost Souls piano concerto written for him by rising star Israeli composer Avner Dorman with the Kansas City Symphony and music director Michael Stern, and a concerto by Mark Kopytman with Avner Biron and the Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra. Summer 2011 and 2012 included master classes at Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and recitals in Paris, England and Israel. Mr. Goldstein was a featured panelist at the 2010 Conference of the League of American Orchestras discussing his recent Beethoven concerto cycle with the Rockford Symphony, which expanded the traditional concert experience to a multi-media presentation contextualizing Beethoven’s life and work, and resulted in unprecedented attendance and a subsequent surge in subscriptions. Other 2009-10 season appearances with orchestra included Chopin Concerto no. 2 with the Delaware Symphony, Mozart Concerto K. 453 with the Jerusalem Symphony and a return engagement with the Bucharest Philharmonic 'George Enescu'.
Mr. Goldstein has appeared at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, and Steamboat festivals in the United States as well as Prussia Cove the Verbier Festival and Klavier Festival in Rühr. He performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Millennium Park in Chicago with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Over the past several years he has also taught and played at the “Tel Hai” international piano master classes held in Israel.