Top prize-winner at the Schumann and Chopin International Piano Competitions. Participant at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, U.S.A. Honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association Artistic Director of the Festival and Master Classes “Musical Summer” in Malaga Spain,(2014-2018)
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 Professor 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 ex-USSR, Israel, Japan, USA, Canada. Among the high points of her international career – concerts with outstanding orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, NHK under Neville Marriner, the Moscow Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev and Dmitri Kitayenko, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra under James De Priest, 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, 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 and Konzerthaus in Vienna, 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 G.Kremer,Y. Bashmet,V.Tretiakov,V.Repin, M.Vaiman, M.Brunello and others.
Dina Yoffe gave piano recitals with all F.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 Europe,USA,Japan,such as Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg,the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London,Piano Texas among many others.
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. 2013-2014 Guest Professor at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg. 2014-2015 Visiting Professor ay the Music Academy in Krakow ,Poland.Professor at the “Talent Music Masters “ Academy in Brescia, Italy.Jury member of international piano competitions-Cleveland (USA),Hamamatsu (Japan), Chopin (Warsaw),Arthur Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv),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. Dina Yoffe has numerous Radio, TV and commercial recordings.
Among her record releases are:
F.Chopin 24 Preludes (VD-VDC-1334),
F.Chopin Fantasy in f-minor and 19 Waltzes (CD-VICC-63),
R.Schumann Symphony Etudes opus.13 and Kreisleriana Opus 16 (AGPL-003),
CD’s in seria “Real Chopin” on Pleyel (Paris, 1848) NIFC 012,
F.Chopin works for two pianos and four hands with Daniel Vaiman, NIFC 024,
F.Chopin Piano Concertos N.1&2 on Pleyel 1848 & Erard 1838, version for one piano,NIFC 034
R.Schumann Sonata in f sharp minor, op.11, Chopin Four Scherzo’s(PAMP-1036/2009),
F.Chopin Sonata in b minor, op.58, Four Impromptus (PAMP-1040/2010),
A.Scriabin 24 Preludes op.11 & F.Chopin 24 Preludes op.28 (Acousence records ACO-CD13017)
DVD live recordings with works of A.Scriabin, S.Rachmaninov, as well as works by F.Chopin, F.Schubert, R.Schumann, S.Prokofiev etc.
Chamber music with violinist Michael Vaiman:
Tartini,Stravinski,Gershwin (XCP- 5021)
“Doppelgaenger” works by M. Weinberg,F.Liszt,J.Brahms,R.Schumann (ACO-CD 13518) etc.