Guest Host Simone Dinnerstein performs Philip Glass on NPR’s From the Top

Etude No. 6 by Philip Glass (b.1937)

About the Performer

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein first attracted attention in 2007 with her self-produced recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It was a remarkable success, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart and establishing Dinnerstein’s distinctive and original approach. Her career has since taken her around the world from Brazil to Japan, and she has released eight albums with repertoire from Beethoven to Ravel. Dinnerstein spent 2018 touring Philip Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 3, a work that he wrote for her as a co-commission by twelve orchestras. Dinnerstein released Mozart in Havana in 2017, recorded in Cuba with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Also in 2017, she collaborated with choreographer Pam Tanowitz to create New Work for Goldberg Variations, which was on the year-end top ten lists of critics at the New York Times and Boston Globe.