Culture in brief: Seventh Taubman Piano Festival
The Cali School of Music at Montclair State University is presenting the Seventh Taubman Piano Festival from Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24.
This three-day festival honors the piano teaching approach of Dorothy Taubman (1917-2013). A release states, “Taubman discovered a very efficient and healthy way to play the piano. She was able to provide the tools and techniques to allow for free expression of the musical phrase and artistic spirit.”
The Festival will include lectures, workshops, master classes, and piano recitals. David Witten, head of the piano program at MSU, and pianist Sondra Tammam are directors of the festival. There will be two evening recitals, on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, and both are free.
Featured pianist for the Saturday evening recital will be pianist Gila Goldstein, who will perform piano music of Bach/Busoni, Boaz Ben-Moshe, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. Goldstein has performed with the Berliner Symphoniker, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, among others.
Known as a versatile musician, pianist Gila Goldstein has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. Ms. 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, Merkin Hall and Loewe Theatre in New York City, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Beijing Concert Hall in China, Seoul National University in Korea, the Purcell Room at the South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre and Cité des Arts in Paris, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles, Old First Church and Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, Gardner Museum and Tsai Performing Center in Boston, Dame Myra Hess concert series, Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” Series and Symphony Hall in Chicago, ”Great Performances“ series in St. Louis, Israel’s Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum, among others.
She is chair of the Piano Department at Boston University’s School of Music. For the full schedule, visit sites.google.com/site/taubmanfestival2018/home.