Golda Tatz

Precollege Faculty:

A pianist with a “wonderful firm, clear touch” (New York Times), a “fascinating interpreter” (Tagblat, Germany), and an “artist of depth and virtuosity” (Time Argus, USA), Golda Vainberg-Tatz has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (the Tchaikovsky Grand Hall in Moscow), Shanghai Symphony, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, St. Kristoforas Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas State Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania, Ann Arbor Symphony in Michigan, and Cincinnati Symphony. As a recitalist and chamber musician she has been heard in Europe, Russia, Israel, the U.S., Canada, and China, including numerous collaborative recitals with the Vilnius (Lithuania) String Quartet. Ms. Vainberg-Tatz has been a guest artist at the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Vilnius Festival in Lithuania, St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia, Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain, International Academy in Italy, and the Shanghai Conservatory International Festival and Shanghai Himalayas International Piano Festival in China.

Golda Vainberg-Tatz received her musical education at the Čiurlionis School of Arts in her native Lithuania, Israel’s Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School. She won first prize in the Lithuanian State Competition for Young Pianists; full scholarships with distinction from the America–Israel Cultural Foundation; Maurice Clairmont Awards in Israel; top prizes in the Young Keyboard Artists Competition in Michigan, the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Frinna Awerbuch International Competition in New York, and the Palm Beach Invitational International Competition; and the Prix du Disque from the French Piano Institute in Paris.

An associate faculty member at the Juilliard School, Ms. Vainberg-Tatz serves on the faculty of the Precollege Division at Manhattan School of Music, the Lucy Moses School’s Young Artist Program at the Kaufman Center, and the Adamant Summer Music School in Vermont. She has given master classes at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, Shanghai Conservatory, Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania, and the Puerto Rico International Summer Piano Festival. Appointed by Rosalyn Tureck to serve as the director of the Tureck International Bach Competition in New York, Ms. Vainberg-Tatz has judged auditions and competitions such as the 1st Olga Kern International Competition 2016, DMA recitals at Manhattan School of Music, and concerto competitions at the Juilliard School Precollege division. Her students have won national and international competitions.

Ms. Vainberg-Tatz studied in Lithuania with Judith Gotler, in Israel with Mindru Katz and Emanuel Krasovsky, and in the U.S. with Bella Davidovich (the Juilliard School), Nina Svetlanova (Manhattan School of Music), Jeffrey Swann, and Rosalyn Tureck. She has participated in master classes with Louis Kentner, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Dominique Merlet, and Yvonne Loriod.

Ms. Vainberg-Tatz’s recordings include The Portrait, a solo recital (on FPI), French violin–piano sonatas with Raimundas Katilius (VSCD label, Lithuania), Mozart piano concertos with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Consonance). Her CD of Robert Schumann’s piano music (3D, France) was critically acclaimed in Fanfare and the American Record Guide. Moisei Vainberg’s Piano Quintet with Vilnius String Quartet was released on the Delos label.

Golda Vainberg-Tatz has been a member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2000.

Photo credit: Henry J. Fair

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