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Simone Dinnerstein, Pianist

Simone Dinnerstein
Lisa Maria Mazzucco
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

The pianist, Simone Dinnerstein talks with our host, Aaron Engebreth about her musical journey through the pandemic and about her new recording, An American Mosaic, featuring the music of Richard Danielpour and J.S. Bach.

When Aaron Engebreth is not hosting his show on Maine Public Classical, he enjoys a varied solo career in opera, oratorio, recital and devotes considerable energy to the performance of established music and contemporary premieres, frequently collaborating with many of today's preeminent composers. He is a two-time Grammy Award nominated artist for Best Operatic Recording for his featured roles with the Boston Early Music Festival Opera and Radio Bremen. In the U.S., is frequently featured as a guest soloist on stages from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Boston's Symphony Hall, to international appearances from Sapporo Japan's Kitara Hall to Le Theatre de la Ville in Paris and the AmBul festival of Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been a guest of the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Rockport and Monadnock Music Festivals as well as many of the country's fine symphony orchestras. His recent New York City Opera debut as monodrama soloist in Argento’s A Waterbird Talk, performed at Carnegie Hall, compelled the New York Classical Review critic to write the following: "Engebreth is a marvelous actor, capable of holding his character’s many facets and motivations in tension."