Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein
Louis Goldstein
Piano Faculty

Louis Goldstein was co-founder and co-director of the California New Music Ensemble and an associate member of the Los Angeles Group for Contemporary Music and Newband, in New York City. His CD recordings of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, Dream, and One5, and Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories have garnered accolades from print and internet sources as well as fellow musicians (“One of the most beautiful piano recordings ever made,” Fanfare; “The year’s best piano release,” La Folia). His most recent recording, of Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus (Nuscope Recordings), ranked in the top 10 modern composition recordings of 2010 by The Wire Magazine.

In 2012 Goldstein conceived and curated a 7-week, 15-event celebration honoring John Cage during his centennial year. In 2013 he was cast as the on-stage pianist, performing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, in Festival Stage Winston-Salem’s production of Moises Kaufman’s award winning play 33 Variations. Also in 2013 Goldstein received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching at Wake Forest University. Louis Goldstein holds degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (BM), California Institute of the Arts (MFA), and Eastman School of Music (DMA and Performer’s Certificate). He is a professor of music at Wake Forest University.