Please join us for a very special piano duo concert performed by pianists Gila Goldstein and Tal Zilber. The program includes works for two pianos from the classical repertoire by Bach, Arensky and Poulenc, as well as one original work and five arrangements (based on popular themes) by Tal Zilber, for two pianos & four hands.
As seating is limited, please reserve a place in advance by calling (617) 426-1900 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donation is $15 ($10 for students).
ABOUT TAL ZILER
Israeli-born pianist Tal Zilber enjoys an unusually diverse career of classical, jazz, and pop performances as well as composing, arranging, and improvising. His chamber, orchestral and vocal arrangements have been performed by the Carmel String Quartet, the Be’er Sheva Symphony Orchestra, the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Boston City Singers choir among others. His piece Four Preludes for Piano and Alto Saxophone was broadcast on Radio Clásica (Spain National Radio). In 2009 he performed his electro-acoustic compositions at the Louisiana-Texas electro-acoustic music festival (LaTex).
In the classical music scene, Zilber has appeared as a soloist with the Ramat Hasharon Orchestra in Tel Aviv and with Beth El orchestra in Hartford CT, and his recordings were featured on the Galei Zahal radio station in Israel. International tours include USA, Australia, Argentina, China, Germany and Costa Rica.
Prizes and Awards include the Andre Watts Scholarship, the America-Israel culture foundation scholarship, the Lillian H. Duncan Prize and the Marian Fox Martel scholarship.
Zilber holds a M.M from Rice University, a Performance Diploma from Indiana University, and a B.M. from the Tel Aviv University’s School of Music. Past teachers include Brian Connelly, Edmund Battersby, Michael Boguslavsky, Alexander Volkov, Ran Blake, Bert Seager and Wha Kyung Byun.
Zilber is currently completing a Doctorate Degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory.
ABOUT GILA GOLDSTEIN
Pianist Gila Goldstein is known as a versatile musician who has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. 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 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, China, Seoul National University in Korea, South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre in Paris, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Old First Church 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.
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. The recording received rave reviews worldwide.
Gila Goldstein serves on the piano faculties at Boston University’s School of Music, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and New York University’s Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts. Ms. Goldstein obtained her music degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Prof. Nina Svetlanova and the Tel-Aviv University’s School of Music, where her teacher was Prof. Victor Derevianko.