Alon Goldstein, Founder & Artistic Director
" These moments are transformative and life changing" - Alon Goldstein
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. Alon’s 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 Zubin Mehta, and has since played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City Symphonies, as well as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonic Radio France, Orchestra National d'ille de France, Beijing Symphony among others.
Mr. Goldstein has appeared at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, and Steamboat festivals in the United States as well as Prussia Cove the Verbier Festival and Klavier Festival in Rühr. He performed at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Millennium Park as well as Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Palacio de Bellas Artesin Mexico City, the UN in New York and Geneva and the Kremlin in Moscow.
The past few seasons included the release of Mr. Goldstein's acclaimed Centaur recording of Mendelssohn Concerto Nos. 1 and 2 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yoav Talmi, which was preceded by an enthusiastically received 17-concert Latin American tour with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Two further CDs were released recently - Dvorak's Piano Trios vol. 2 (with his Tempest Trio) as well as Mozart Piano concerti nos. 23 & 24 with the Fine Arts Quartet (a follow-up to their critically acclaimed recording of Nos. 20 and 21).
A passionate advocate for music education, his recent teaching engagements have included posts at The Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival and The International Keyboard Institute and Festival in NYC, PYPA in Philadelphia, Gijon piano festival in Spain and "Tel Hai" international masterclasses in Israel.
Mr. Goldstein serves as the Artistic Director for The Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series in Santa Cruz, CA and was recently named the Artistic Director for the Mt. Angel Abbey Bach Festival in Oregon, starting in 2019. Mr. Goldstein 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. He is currently holding the Jack Strandberg Endowed Chair of Piano at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.