Piano students enjoyed a day with New York based classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who performed as part of the College’s Steinway International Piano Series, before delivering an inspiring masterclass.
Simone Dinnerstein playing Goldberg Variations (1741) by Bach in the Dora Stoutzker Hall. Bach published this melodic-weaving magnum opus when he was just 56 years old. Dinnerstein showed mastery of memory and tone control. #classicalpiano #pianorecital pic.twitter.com/IUbxLjWAFt
— Anthony Cheng (@AnthonyKaChun) September 29, 2019
During the masterclass the students performed music from composers including Bach and Alexander Scriabin and received invaluable insights from Simone.
She helped them to develop a greater understanding of their musicality and playing styles, as she guided students on key performance elements from tempo to temperament.
“The masterclass with Simone Dinnerstein was a really valuable experience because I learned how to imagine music beyond what is written in the scores,” said second year pianist, You-Jin Lee.
“It’s very important to meet and learn from such professional pianists, to understand how they try to see and interpret the composer’s intentions from the music.”
A huge thank you to the inspirational recitalist Simone Dinnerstein for her incredible Masterclass today. #RWCMD piano students performed music from Bach to Scriabin, leaving with some brilliant new ideas about each piece. #RWCMDmusic #SteinwaySeries @sdinnerstein pic.twitter.com/V79TbynRco
— Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (@RWCMD) September 29, 2019