Pianist Dina Vainshtein is collaborating with some of the most promising musicians of recent years. Now based in Boston, she’s the daughter of two pianists, and studied with Boris Berlin at the prestigious Gnessins’ Academy in Moscow. While there she received the Special Prize for the Best Collaborative Pianist at the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Competition.
She came to the United States in 2000 to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she worked with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, and Donald Weilerstein.
Her talents vaunted her to numerous performing opportunities, from Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, to the Caramoor Festival, Music at Menlo, the Ravinia Festival, the Music Academy in the West at Santa Barbara, not to mention tours to Asia, Europe and Russia.
Bob McQuiston, reviewing the recent Naxos release of Emile Sauret’s violin showpieces featuring Michi Wianko enthused: “She couldn’t have a better partner than Ms. Vainshtein, who plays the perfect supporting role in these fiddle-dominated pieces. More specifically, she exercises a perfect balancing act between artistic reserve during bravura violin passages as opposed to compelling dramatic assertiveness when the piano is spotlighted”. Dina Vainshtein has another acclaimed Naxos recital disc with newly appointed concertmaster of The New York Philharmonic Frank Huang.
For nearly a decade Dina Vainshtein has been affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts where she teaches chamber music.
At both institutions she worked with Benjamin Zander in his famous Master Classes on interpretation. Maestro Zander has viewed her participation as“the perfect partnership, the ultimate professional.”