Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Releases Bach Album, Embarks on U.S. Concert Tour

By Louise Burton on Dec 13, 2013 06:18 PM EST

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's newest album, a recording of J.S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias, will be released in the U.S. by Sony Classical on January 21, 2014.

Following the release, Dinnerstein will embark on a concert tour, performing Bach's Inventions in cities throughout the U.S. Her first stop is the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York, where she will present a solo recital on January 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Her program includes Bach's Two-Part Inventions, as well as the New York premiere of Nico Muhly's "You Can't Get There from Here," which was written for Dinnerstein. She will also play Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 32, and a work by George Crumb (where he riffs on Thelonius Monk) called Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik.

"Simone Dinnerstein is one of the most exciting pianists performing today, and I'm thrilled that she will once again bring her beautiful playing to Miller Theatre's stage...I have every confidence that the results will be extraordinary, as they always are when Simone plays at Miller," said Melissa Smey, executive director of the Miller Theatre.

Alhough Dinnerstein is perhaps best known for her interpretations of Bach, the Philadelphia Inquirer puts her "in a league with any of the great Beethoven pianists of our time."

Dinnerstein gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales.

The three solo albums Dinnerstein has released since then--The Berlin Concert, Bach: A Strange Beauty and Something Almost Being Said--have also topped the classical charts. She was the best-selling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart and was included in NPR's 2011 100 Favorite Songs from all genres.

More information about Dinnerstein's recordings and 2014 concert tour, which will include performances in Oakland, Calif., Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, N.Y., is available at

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