SANCTUARY • SIMONE DINNERSTEIN • music by Satie, Glass, Schubert • award recipients Barbara & Steve Grossman • two world premieres: "Refuge" by Afghan composer Milad Yousufi and "Sanctuary" by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, inspired by three intimate paintings • Monday, October 8 • Symphony Hall, Boston
We are honored to have internationally acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein grace our stage. She will perform the world premiere of "Sanctuary," plus works by Satie, Glass, and Schubert.
Ms. Dinnerstein's appearance follows a string of major new projects amplifying her international acclaim. She released the album “Mozart in Havana,” recorded in Cuba with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, and brought the orchestra to the U.S. for its first American tour, playing eleven concerts from Miami to Boston. Philip Glass wrote a piano concerto for Ms. Dinnerstein, co-commissioned by a consortium of twelve orchestras. She premiered it in Boston with string orchestra “A Far Cry” in what The Wall Street Journal described as a “graceful, fluid reading.” At the New York premiere The New Yorker was “struck dumb with admiration” by this new addition to the piano concerto repertoire. Ms. Dinnerstein is performing the concerto with twelve orchestras across America and internationally with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. She released a recording of Glass’s piano concerto with “A Far Cry” in 2018. Finally, Ms. Dinnerstein continued her rich history with Bach’s Goldberg Variations. She collaborated with choreographer Pam Tanowitz on “New Work for Goldberg Variations,” which featured on the 2017 top ten lists at The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Ms. Dinnerstein recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations reached 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 recording received the prestigious Diapason D’Or in France. The New York Times called her “a unique voice in the forest of Bach interpretation.” She has gone on to make eight more albums of repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Ravel.
Ms. Dinnerstein has performed at 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 Sinfonica Brasileira, and the Tokyo Symphony.
Ms. 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.