American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a distinctive musical voice. The Washington Post has called her “an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.” She first came to wider public attention in 2007 through her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, reflecting an aesthetic that was both deeply rooted in the score and profoundly idiosyncratic. She is, wrote The New York Times, “a unique voice in the forest of Bach interpretation.”
Since that recording, she has had a busy performing career. She has played with orchestras ranging from the New York Philharmonic to the Melbourne Symphony and has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Seoul Arts Center. Her 13 albums have all topped the Billboard classical charts, with her 2021 album, Richard Danielpour’s An American Mosaic, receiving a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
The Washington Post writes that “ultimately, it is Dinnerstein’s unreserved identification with every note she plays that makes her performance so spellbinding.” In a world where music is everywhere, Simone hopes that it can still be transformative.
Couperin: Les Barricades Mysterieuses
Glass: Mad Rush
Couperin: Tic Toc Choc
Satie: Gnossienne No. 3
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with Cumin Roasted Pork, Cotija Cheese, Tomatoes, Scallions, and a Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
Roasted Corn and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Cucumber Salsa, and Adobo Lime Vinaigrette
Various sides, salads, and desserts