“Steinway - with its luminous sound, unlimited capacity to change in nuances, with its perfectly balanced sonorities - is always a wonderful discovery and a privilege to play on.”
Hailed as “a pianist with wonderful firm, clear touch” (The New York Times), a “fascinating interpreter” (Tagblatt, Germany), and an “artist of depth and virtuosity” (The Times Argus, USA), Golda Vainberg-Tatz received her musical education in her native Lithuania at the Čiurlionis School of Art, Israel’s Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School in New York.
Ms. Vainberg-Tatz was a guest artist at the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, the Vilnius Festival in Lithuania, the St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia, the Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain, the International Academy in Italy, the Shanghai Conservatory International Festival, and the Shanghai Himalayas International Piano Festival (China), where performed the Mozart “Double” Piano Concerto with Andre-Michel Schub and the Shanghai Philharmonic.
Her prizes and awards include first prize in the Lithuanian State Competition for Young Pianists, full scholarships with distinction from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Maurice Claremont prestigious awards in Israel, top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Competition, the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Frinna Awerbuch International Competition in New York, the Prix du Disque from the French Piano Institute in Paris, and the Palm Beach Invitational International Competition.
Ms. Vainberg-Tatz is an associate faculty member at The Juilliard School, a faculty member at the Pre-College Division at MSM, associate faculty at Columbia University, and on the faculties of the Young Artist Program at Kaufman Center in New York and Adamant Music School in Vermont. She has served as a judge for auditions and competitions, DMA candidate recitals at MSM, and scholarship and concerto competitions at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. Her students are winners of national and international competitions.
In 2003, she was appointed by Mme. Rosalyn Tureck to serve as director of the Tureck International Bach Competition in New York.
Photo: Henry J. Fair