Sally Pinkas

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Following her London debut at Wigmore Hall, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has been heard as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Russia and Nigeria. Described by Gramophone Magazine as \"...an artist who melds lucid textures with subtle expressive detailing, minus hints of bombast or mannerism...\", she has appeared with the Boston Pops, Aspen Philharmonia, Jupiter Symphony and the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra. Her summer credits include festivals at Marlboro, Tanglewood, Aspen, Monadnock, Apple Hill and Rockport, as well as Kfar Blum in Israel, Officina Scotese in Italy and Masters de Pontlevoy in France. Praised for her radiant tone and driving energy, Pinkas commands a wide range of repertoire. With Evan Hirsch (The Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo) she has toured extensively, and has premiered and recorded works by George Rochberg, Daniel Pinkham, Peter Child, Kui Dong and Thomas Oboe Lee. With flutist Fenwick Smith she has recorded a 3-CD set featuring the music of Philippe Gaubert for the Naxos label. Other recent collaborations include the Villiers Quartet in London and the Apple Hill Quartet in New Hampshire. She is a member of the Boston-based Trio Tremonti, and of Ensemble Schumann, an Oboe-Viola-Piano Trio. Pinkas\'s solo discography includes works by Schumann, Debussy, Christian Wolff and George Rochberg for the MSR, Naxos, Mode and Centaur labels. Following her critically-acclaimed release of Fauré\'s Nocturnes on Musica Omnia, she has recorded Fauré’s Barcarolles and Dolly Suite, as well as his Piano Quartets (both for MSR). The Wall Street Journal praised her “exquisite performance” in her “superlatively well-played” recording of Harold Shapero’s Piano Music, recently released on the UK label Toccata Classics. Pinkas holds performance degrees from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D. in Composition from Brandeis University. Her principal teachers were Russell Sherman, George Sebok, Luise Vosgerchian and Genia Bar-Niv (piano), Sergiu Natra (composition), and Robert Koff (chamber music). Pianist-in-residence at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, she is Professor of Music at Dartmouth\'s Music Department.