Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.M., Indiana University
Artist Diploma, New England Conservatory
Since her London debut, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has concertized widely in the USA, Europe, Russia, China and Africa, as soloist and as a member of the Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo (with husband Evan Hirsch). She has participated in summer festivals at Marlboro, Tanglewood, Aspen, Kfar Blum (Israel), Rocca di Mezzo (Italy) and Pontlevoy (France), and has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops, Aspen Philharmonia, Jupiter Symphony, and the Dobrich Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria).
Her extensive discography includes Debussy’s Twelve Etudes and Estampes (Centaur), Rochberg’s Piano works (Naxos), Bread and Roses: Piano works by Christian Wolff (Mode), and Fauré’s Thirteen Nocturnes (Musica Omnia), named one of 2002's best CDs by The Boston Globe. A Schumann solo disc, as well as Fauré’s two Piano Quartets (with the Adaskin Trio) were recently released on MSR Classics to critical acclaim.
Pinkas holds performance degrees from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory 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). She serves as Pianist-in-residence and Professor of Music at Dartmouth College (NH).
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Last Updated: 9/27/11