The Department of Music Welcomes Gila Goldstein as director of piano performance in the Applied Music Program for 2021-22 academic year. Ms. Goldstein will oversee all classical piano performance students in the Applied Music Program as well as teach a set of students directly.
About Gila Goldstein
Pianist Gila Goldstein has performed as a solo artist and a collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Philippines, Europe and Israel. Her most notable performances included the Berliner Symphoniker, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Da Camera in Mexico City and the Lincoln Symphony in Nebraska, as well as recitals and concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Old First Church in San Francisco, Gardner Museum in Boston, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Beijing Concert Hall, Seoul National University, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre in Paris, Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum, among others.
A Board member of the American Liszt Society (ALS) and the Founder-President of its NY/NJ Chapter since 1992, she has been a frequent guest performer at the ALS annual festivals around the USA and Canada.
A champion of the music of Israel's leading composer Paul Ben-Haim in the past two decades as a performer and recording artist, Ms. Goldstein has recorded two volumes of his entire piano and chamber works on the Centaur label.
Gila Goldstein is member of the piano faculty at Longy School of Music in Boston. This year she also serves as a faculty member and interim chair of the classical piano department at Brown University. She is a former faculty member at Boston University School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and New York University. She has given master classes and adjudicated international and national piano competitions throughout the USA, Israel, Korea, China and the Philippines.
She obtained her music degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music and the Tel-Aviv University’s School of Music. Her teachers included Prof. Nina Svetlanova and Prof. Victor Derevianko, both disciples of the legendary Russian pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus.