The Broad Stage presents Simone Dinnerstein, considered one of the foremost interpreters of Bach of her generation, making her Broad Stage debut on Sunday, March 27 at 4pm on the Main Stage. Dinnerstein follows the enormous success of her 2007 self- produced debut album of The Goldberg Variations with a live performance of Bach’s masterpiece.  She is a current (2021) Grammy Best Classical Instrumental Solo Nominee for Richard Daniepour’s An American Mosaic, an album that has surpassed two million streams on Apple Music.

Since that recording, she has had a busy performing career. She has played with orchestras ranging from the New York Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai. She has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Seoul Arts Center and the Sydney Opera House. She has made thirteen albums, all of which topped the Billboard classical charts, with repertoire ranging from Couperin to Glass.

Rob Bailis, Artistic and Executive Director of The Broad Stage, says, “The brilliant pianist Simone Dinnerstein just skyrocketed to fame with her self-produced interpretation of The Goldberg Variations, taking the world by storm as a very young artist, and establishing herself right out of the gate as a major Bach interpreter. I’m thrilled that some years later she has come back to The Goldberg Variations and will be playing them for us in recital.  I am really looking forward to hearing how that interpretation has evolved – it left such an incredible mark when we heard it the first time, and I think it will be so rich to hear it in its current context.”

This season, Simone takes on a number of new artistic challenges. She gives the world premiere of The Eye Is the First Circle at Montclair State University, the first multi-media production she has conceived, created, and directed, which uses as source materials her father Simon Dinnerstein’s painting The Fulbright Triptych and Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord). In addition, she premieres Richard Danielpour’s An American Mosaic, a tribute to those affected by the pandemic, in a performance on multiple pianos placed throughout Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.

Tickets starting at $40 are available at thebroadstage.org, by calling 310.434.3200, and visiting the box office at 1310 11thSt. Santa Monica CA 90401, beginning three hours prior to performance. 

Submitted by: Tim Choy, Davidson & Choy Publicity