Pianist, Dina Vainshtein is collaborating with some of the most promising musicians of recent years. Now based in Boston, she is the daughter of two pianists, and studied with Boris Berlin and at the prestigious Gnessin Academy in Moscow. While there, she received the Special Prize for Best Collaborative Pianist at the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Competition. In 2000, Ms. Vainshtein came to the United States to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she worked with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein and Donald Weilerstein. Her talents vaunted her to numerous performing opportunities, from Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, to the Caramoor Festival, Music at Menlo, the Ravinia Festival, Music Academy of the West, and tours to Europe, Russia and Asia.
To this day, Donald Weilerstein regards Ms. Vainshtein as “an extraordinary collaborator. She is an extremely fine musician and one of the most empathetic, dynamic and supportive chamber players I know.” Her discography includes a recital disc with New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Frank Huang, and an album of Emile Sauret’s violin showpieces featuring Michi Wianko, both on the Naxos label. For nearly a decade Dina Vainshtein has been affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts where she teaches chamber music.