Natalie Clein with Dina Vainshtein
1230 York Avenue at East 66th St.
New York City
Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. Her orchestral performances have included the Philharmonia, Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Montreal Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, New Zealand Symphony, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. A keen recital and chamber performer, she has recently performed Bach’s Complete Cello Suites in London, Southampton and Oxford; and has curated a series of four concerts for BBC Radio 3 at LSO St Luke’s. She is the proud artistic director of her own chamber music festival in Purbeck, Dorset.
She regularly works with contemporary composers such as Thomas Larcher, Brian Elias, and Dobrinka Tabakova and has also curated and been involved in cross-disciplinary projects with the dancer Carlos Acosta, writer Jeanette Winterson, and director Deborah Warner amongst others.
In 2015, Natalie Clein was appointed Artist in Residence and Director of Musical Performance at Oxford University for 4 years. She will curate a concert series in the context of this position.
Dina Vainshtein is one of the most versatile and sought-after collaborative pianists today. Now based in Boston, she studied with Boris Berlin and Arthur Aksenov at the prestigious Gnessin Academy in Moscow. While there, she received the Special Prize for the Best Collaborative Pianist at the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Competition. Ms. Vainshtein 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 vaunted talents launched 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, and the Heifetz International Music Institute, as well as tours of Europe and Asia.
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