*18 XII 1952 Ryga
Top price-winner at the Schumann international competition in Germany and prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Participant at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, U.S.A. Honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association Artistic Director of 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 Prof. 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 Europa and also in Russia, Israel, Japan, USA. 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, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra under James DePreist, Orchestra ‘Kremerata Baltica' under Gidon Kremer, ‘Moscow Soloist' under Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia under Jacek Kaspszyk. Also recitals in famous events, such as Festival ‘Chopin and his Europe' in Warsaw, Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdroj, Music Festival in Bayreuth (Germany), Elba Music Festival (Italy), Summit Music Festival (USA), as well as concerts in the Barbican Centre in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, ‘Serate Musicale' Sala Verdi in Milano, Musikverein und Konzerthaus in Vienna,period piano Pleyel and for two pianos and four hands with Daniel Yaiman. Great Hall of Moscow Consevatory, Salle Playel in Paris, etc. 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 Gidon Kremer, Viktor Tretiakov, Vadim Repin, Michael Vaiman, Yuri Bashmet, Mario Brunello and others. Dina Yoffe gave piano recitals with all Fryderyk Chopin works in Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama. The concerts series was filmed and broadcasted by Japanese National Television NHK. She is giving numerous Master Classes in France, Germany, Spain, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg. 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. Jury member of international piano competitions: in Cleveland (USA), Hamamatsu (Japan), Fryderyk Chopin Competition (Warsaw), Maria Canals (Barcelona), Liszt Competition (Weimar) among others. Her students are winners of national and international piano competitions. Many of them are teaching in Music Academy's in USA, Japan, and Europe. Currently, she is Professor at the Musikhochschule Hamburg (Germany). Dina Yoffe has numerous Radio, TV and commercial recordings. Among her record releases are Chopin's 24 Preludes, The Fantasy in F-minor and 19 Waltzes, Robert Schumann's Symphony Etudes, Op. 13 and Kreisleriana, Op. 16 and recordings in the Fryderyk Chopin Institute's series ‘The Real Chopin' on period piano Pleyel and for two pianos and four hands with Daniel Vaiman.
Recorded in Warsaw in 1975 at the 9th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk