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Gila Goldstein with guest pianist Tal Zilber | Let’s Dance

Friday • October 6, 2023   |   12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

In this special noon hour presentation, Longy faculty member Gila Goldstein is joined by guest artist Tal Zilber in this piano duo performance. The short program will include selections from three classical works for two pianos by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Millhaud, as well as four  arrangements by Tal Zilber for two pianos and four hands, all in the various genres of Latin music such as salsa, choro, bossa nova, and Latin jazz.

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Dr. Tal Zilber (b. 1982), a native of Israel, enjoys an intensive career of unusual diversity as a concert pianist, composer, and improviser in different styles. Along with his career as a classical recitalist, his compositions and arrangements were performed by a variety of ensembles and orchestras, among them the Sinfonietta Be’er Sheva orchestra, the Meeks piano duo, the Israel Chamber Opera orchestra, and the Boston City Singers choir.

His virtuosic performances have attracted millions of views on YouTube and drawn enthusiastic audiences throughout international tours in the USA, Australia, Argentina, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Costa Rica. Dr. Zilber is an alumnus in Classical Piano Performance of the Tel Aviv University, Rice University, Indiana University and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory in Boston.



Pianist Gila Goldstein joined the Longy Piano Faculty in Fall of 2021. She is known as a versatile musician and has performed solo recitals, solo with orchestra and chamber performances throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Philippines, England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Israel. Gila Goldstein has been a sought-after pedagogue for nearly twenty years and has given numerous master classes in the USA, China and Korea. A champion of the music of Israel’s leading composer Paul Ben-Haim for over two decades as a performer and recording artist, Ms. Goldstein has recorded two volumes of his entire piano and chamber works on the Centaur label. She obtained her music degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music and the Tel-Aviv University’s School of Music. Her teachers included Prof. Nina Svetalnova in New York and Prof. Victor Derevianko in Tel-Aviv, both are disciples of the legendary pianist and pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus.

Please visit her web site, www.gilagoldstein.com & http://www.facebook.com/gilagoldsteinpianist


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Friday • October 6, 2023
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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