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Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta, and in April of 2008 made a triumphant return with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. In recent seasons Alon has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver, Kansas City and North Carolina Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and orchestras on tour in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.

His 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons include his successful debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski playing Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1, a return to the IRIS Orchestra for Saint Saëns Concerto No. 2 with Michael Stern, Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Jaime Laredo and the Vermont Symphony, which resulted in an immediate re-engagement, Avner Dorman’s Lost Souls with the Santa Barbara Symphony under Nir Kabaretti.   He will be heard in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Leon Fleisher conducting and other upcoming orchestral  appearance s include the Knoxville Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Jacksonville Symphony. Among his recital and chamber music concerts were critically acclaimed performances in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent, Chicago, Los Angeles, Coral Gables, Seattle, St. Paul, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Paris amongst others. Upcoming engagements include the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, as well as appearances with the Tokyo String Quartet in New York, at Northwestern University and at The Krannert Center of the University of Illinois.

This past summer he taught at Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and in France and Israel. Goldstein was a featured panelist at the 2010 Conference of the League of American Orchestras discussing his recent Beethoven concerto cycle with the Rockford Symphony, which expanded the traditional concert experience to a multi-media presentation contextualizing Beethoven’s life and work, and resulted in unprecedented attendance and a subsequent surge in subscriptions.

He is the winner of numerous competitions, among them the Arianne Katcz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, Nena Wideman Competition in the US and the Francois Shapira competition in Israel. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant and the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships. The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC chose a live recording of one of Alon’s recitals there for its first CD release. Other recordings include solo recital programs through the Jerusalem Music Center “Mishkenot Sha’ananim” and the Israeli Music Institute featuring works by Israeli composers. Alon graduated from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Leon Fleisher and served as his assistant – a position assigned only to his most exceptional students.
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lk39 - 13 May 2012
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