Israeli-born acclaimed pianist Gila Goldstein is an alumna of the Tel-Aviv University’s Rubin Academy of Music (currently Buchmann-Mehta School of Music) where she studied with Prof. Victor Derevianko and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Prof. Nina Svetlanova. She graduated both schools with distinction.
Gila Goldstein has been one of the most active Israeli performers and teachers in the USA.
Gila Goldstein’s International career has taken her to perform in recitals, in festivals and with orchestras all over the world to include throughout the USA (most notably in New York, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, St. Louis, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco), in Canada, Mexico (Bellas Artes), Israel, (to include Jerusalem Symphony and Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion), China (to include Beijing concert Hall), Korea (Seoul National University) and the Philippines (Philippines Philharmonic) as well as several times in Germany (to include Berliner Symphoniker), London (Southbank Center), Paris (Louvre Museum) and Lugano (Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano in 2008 by the invitation of the renown artist).
Gila Goldstein has recorded the piano works and three chamber works of Israeli leading composer the late Paul Ben-Haim in two volumes on the Centaur label, recordings which received rave reviews. She has been a champion of the composer’s works as a performer, lecturer and recording artist.
Gila’s academic career was added to her performing career in 2007, and currently, she serves as the Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston University School of Music and the Director of the Young Artist Program at Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has been a sought after teacher for over a decade and has been invited to give master classes and adjudicate national and international piano competitions in the USA and Asia.
Gila is a board member of the American Liszt Society and the Founder-President of its New York Chapter.
She won AICF scholarships between 1978-1980 and 1983-1987.