Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Sally Pinkas

Following her London debut at Wigmore Hall, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has garnered universal acclaim for her performances as soloist and chamber musician. Among highlights are performances with the Boston Pops, the Aspen Philharmonia and New York's Jupiter Symphony, and at the festivals of Marlboro, Aspen, Rockport (USA), Pontlevoy (France), Havana (Cuba) and HCMC Conservatory (Vietnam). From a first-ever performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in Bandung, Indonesia, to premieres of George Rochberg's monumental Circles of Fire for two pianos in Russia and Nigeria, and a revival of rarely-heard 19th-century Filipino Salon Music in its birth city Manila, Pinkas commands a wide repertoire and shares it enthusiastically with young pianists through masterclasses and workshops.

Praised for her radiant tone and driving energy, Pinkas' extensive discography includes music by Mozart, Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, Gaubert, Martinů, Shapiro, Pinkham and Wolff for the MSR, Centaur, Naxos, Toccata Classics and Mode labels. She tours and records regularly with the Hirsch-Pinkas Duo (a collaboration with her husband pianist Evan Hirsch), with Ensemble Schumann and with the Adaskin String Trio. Other recent collaborators include the Apple Hill String Quartet, Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the UK’s Villiers Quartet. This season she will be making her solo debut in Spain, returning to Brazil with the Hirsch-Pinkas Duo and to China on an extensive tour with Ensemble Schumann.

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

Additional Links: 
Recorded live on WGBH-Boston
With the Bandung Philharmonia, Indonesia
MSR-CD, http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1438

I Have Worked With

  • December 2019

    State: Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

    Activity: Recital, Hirsch-Pinkas Duo

  • November 2019

    State: Madrid, Spain

    Activity: Solo recital, ‘A Filipino Bouquet'

  • September 2019

    State: VT
    Activity: Concert with cellist Paul Cohen

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sally
Job Title/Position: 
Pianist-in-Residence, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
Fax: 
781-395-8795
Physical Address: 
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Pinkas
Phone: 
781-395-8795

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Chamber
Music - Orchestral
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Languages Available: 
Hebrew
Italian
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Grand Piano, recently tuned
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$6,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800