Tony Weinstein

Tony Weinstein holds B.M. (Piano Performance) and B.A. (Pure Mathematics, with Honors) degrees from Oberlin College and M.M., P.D., and Doctor of Music (with distinction) degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He is entering his sixth year at DePauw University, where he teaches Advanced Keyboard Skills, Piano Literature, and Piano Pedagogy, and secondary piano in addition to serving on the accompanying staff and having directed the Student Accompanying Center. For the past five summers he has been on the faculty of IU's Summer Piano Academy and, for over ten years, has been a year-round instructor of piano and theory for IU’s Young Pianists Program. He had also taught at Vincennes University and had been an Associate Instructor of Piano and Music Theory at the Jacobs School.

His principal teachers have included the eminent Prof. Luba Edlina-Dubinsky at IU, Profs. Sedmara Rutstein and Haewon Song at Oberlin, and Derison Duarte at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. In addition to his activities as a solo recitalist, he is an avid collaborative pianist and chamber music partner. He is in demand as accompanist and vocal coach, with special emphasis on Russian lyric diction, and he performs in piano duo with his wife Karina Avanesian as well as piano-cello duo with Israeli cellist Yotam Baruch. He is currently involved, along with his sister, mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein, in a project of performances, translations, and IPA transcriptions of the songs of Nicolai Medtner. Recent concerts have taken place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., and the University of Louisville.