Course Period 2


25.07.2022 - 06.08.2022

Dina Yoffe

Languages: German, English, Russian

Dina Yoffe is top prize-winner at the Schumann and Chopin International Piano Competitions and participates at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, and USA. Additionally, she is honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association and Artistic Director of the Festival and Master Classes “Musical Summer” in Malaga, Spain.

Originally from Riga, Latvia, Dina Yoffe started her musical education at the distinguished Emil Darzin’s Special School of Music in her home town 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 countries in Europe and also in Russia, Israel, Japan, and USA. Among the high points of her international career concerts with outstanding orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, NHK under Neville Marriner, the Moscow Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev and Dmitri Kitayenko, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra under James De Priest, Orchestra "Kremerata Baltica” under Gidon Kremer, "Moscow Soloist" under Yuri Bashmet,Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia under Jerzy Kaspszyk.

Also recitals in famous events such as Festival “Chopin and his Europe“ in Warsaw, Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Music Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, Elba Music Festival in Italy, Summit Music Festival in the US, as well as concerts in the Barbican Centre in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, ”Serate Musicale” Sala Verdi in Milan, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Great Hall of Moscow Consevatory, Salle Playel in Paris and a 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, and Yokohama. The concerts series was filmed and broadcasted by Japanese National Television NHK. Also, she functions as jury member at international piano competitions: Cleveland (USA), Hamamatsu (Japan), Chopin (Warsaw), Maria Canals (Barcelona), Liszt Competition (Weimar) among others.

She teaches at numerous Master Classes in France, Germany, Spain, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg. Furthermore she functioned as guest professor at the Yamaha Master Classes in Paris, New York, Hamburg, and Tokyo. Her students are winners of national and international piano competitions. Many of them teach at music academies in the US, Japan, and Europe.

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, Düsseldorf

2012-2014 Guest Professor at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg

2014-2015 Visiting Professor at the Music Academy in Krakow, Poland

Since 2015 distinguished Professor at the Concervatorio Liceo in Barcelona
Professor at the “Talent Music Masters “Academy in Brescia, Italy