Dina Yoffe

Dina Yoffe

“…A sovereign master of her art Dina Yoffe dringt immer bis zum inneren einer Komposition vor,nie wirkt etwas unnaturlich. Eroica-Variation erschien in einem neuen Licht mit unvergleichlicher Tonschöncheit und fantastischem Farbenreichtum vorangesponnen.”
(Süddeutsche Zeitung)

“…Her playing flowed beautifully, and avoided even the slightest hint of sentimentality. Hers was a strongly felt authentic Chopin. Maestro Zubin Mehta collaborated marvellously as a perfect accompanist.”
(B.Bar-Ami, Jerusalem Post)

“…Ms Yoffe displayed supple dexterity and glittering technique interpreting Chopin’s concerto. She plays with such understanding that it almost conveyed the impression it was her own work”.
(Vancouver Simphony Orchestra,John Jane )

“…it is not only finished skill of master that characterizes her rendition but first of all the striking poetry of her soul that is in full swing.(..)at desert of modern art her playing resembles a life – giving spring which restores the lost harmony of our world.”
(Ongaku no Tomo,Tokyo Simbun, Japan)

“…Every moment of her performance, her gentleness and the warmth generated for both the music and the audience penetrated into the listener’s heart. There was the light and the shadow of intellect.D.Yoffe is performer who translates the language of living…”
(Asahi News, Japan)

“…the first sound performed by Dina Yoffe make us believe her….
The Pianist strives to express her poetical ideal, her playing is full of truth…
…She captivated her audience with her virtuosic and masterfully confidant manner of expression.”
(Münhner Merkur)

“…Dina Yoffe war Solistin beim 4.Klavierkonzert von Beethoven. Konzert in Goldenes Saal des Musikvereins. sie verstand es ,diesem von Robert Schumann als Beethovens “villeicht grosstes Klavierkonzer” bezeichneten Werk von Anfanag ihren Stempel aufzudruecken.Sehr intensiv,aber auch gefuehlvoll-vertraemt ,jedoch nie kaprizioesinterpretierte die im Auftreten eher diskrete,wenngleich zu den groessten Klaviervirtuosinen unserer Zeit gehoertende Dina Yoffe die von zarter und lyrischer Schoenheit gepraegte Komposition…
Joseph Lorent, Vienna LW

Top prize-winner at the R.Schumann international competition in Germany and prestigious F.Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Participant at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, U.S.A. Honorary Member of Chopin Society in Warsaw.Honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association,Guest Professor of the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing. Artistic director of Festival and Master Classes Musical Summer in Spain,Malaga (2014-2018).

Originally from Riga(Latvia), Dina Yoffe started her musical education at the distinguished Emil Darzin’s Special School of Music in her hometown and continued at the Central Music School in Moscow.Graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow under the tutelage of Professor Vera Gornostaeva,one of the most important proponents of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus school.

The concert activities of Dina Yoffe are well known throughout many continents and countries in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan etc. Among the high points of her international career concerts with outstanding orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, the Japanese Radio Orchestra NHK under Neville Marriner, the Moscow Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev and Dmitri Kitayenko, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra under James De Pries, Orchestra “Kremerata Baltica ” under Gidon Kremer, “Moscow Soloist ” under Y.Bashmet and Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia under J.Kaspszyk, Vancouver Symphony, European soloists orchestra (Luxemburg) among many others.

Dina Yoffe performed in the most prestigious halls such as Barbican Center (London), Sala Verdi (Milano), Santory Hall, NHK Hall (Tokyo), Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna), Herkules Hall (München), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Orpheum Theater (Vancouver), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, concert at the Royal Palace in the Hague for her Majesty Queen Beatrice.

Together with the wide solo and orchestral career, Dina Yoffe is also an active participant in Chamber Music Festivals, where she played together with many internationally renowned musicians, such as G. Kremer, Y.  Bashmet, V. Tretiakov, V. Repin, M. Vaiman, M. Brunello, and others.

Dina Yoffe gave piano recitals with all F. Chopin works in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama. The concerts series was filmed and broadcasted by Japanese National Television, NHK.

Dina Yoffe is giving numerous Master Classes in France, Germany, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, since 2000 she is Guest Professor at the Summit Music Festival in New York.
Guest Professor at the Yamaha Master Classes in Paris, New York, Hamburg and Tokyo.
1989-1996 Professor at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
1995-2000 Visiting Professor at Aichi University of Arts, Japan.
2001-2011 Anton Rubinstein International Piano Academy,Dusseldorff
2012-2014 Guest Professor at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg.
2014-2015 Visiting Professor at the Music Academy in Krakow, Polen.
Jury member of international piano competitions such as Cleveland (USA), Hamamatsu (Japan), Chopin Competition (Warsaw), Arthur Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv), Liszt (Weimar), Maria Canals Barcelona (Spain), and many others.

Her students are winners of national and international piano competitions. Many of them are teaching in Music Academies in the USA, Japan, and Europe.
Dina Yoffe has numerous Radio, TV, and commercial recordings. Among her record releases are:
F. Chopin 24 Preludes (VD-VDC-1334),
F. Chopin Fantasy in f-minor and 19 Waltzes (CD-VICC-63),
R. Schumann Symphony Etudes opus.13 and Kreisleriana Opus 16 (AGPL-003),
CD’s in seria “Real Chopin” on Pleyel (Paris, 1848) NIFC 012,
F. Chopin works for two pianos and four hands with Daniel Vaiman, NIFC 024,
F. Chopin Piano Concertos N.1&2 on Pleyel 1848 & Erard 1838, version for one piano,NIFC 034
R. Schumann Sonata in f sharp minor, op.11, Chopin Four Scherzo’s(PAMP-1036/2009),
F. Chopin Sonata in b minor, op.58, Four Impromptus (PAMP-1040/2010),
A. Scriabin 24 Preludes op.11 & F. Chopin 24 Preludes op.28 (Acousence records ACO-CD13017)

DVD live recordings with works of A.Scriabin, S.Rachmaninov, as well as works by F. Chopin, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, S. Prokofiev, etc.

Chamber music with violinist Michael Vaiman:
Schubert (XCP-5026),
Tartini, Stravinski, Gershwin (XCP- 5021)
S.Prokofiev, K. Szymanowski (AGPL-001),
“Doppelgaenger” works by M. Weinberg, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, R. Schumann (ACO-CD 13518) etc.

Subjects taught:

  • Piano


  • Programs

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