Concert Pianist, Artistic Director at Key Vive Arts Foundation
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Lauded for his sophisticated combination of lyrical prowess, riveting intensity, and artful poise, the internationally renowned US-based Israeli concert pianist Victor Goldberg is widely considered one of the most distinguished artists of his generation. Offering highly personal, individual interpretations of musical masterpieces of a wide array of periods and styles, Victor Goldberg has been hailed as a performer with “astute interpretive sensibilities” by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times and has received praise from The Washington Post for his “technique to burn.” He was also acclaimed as “the new Horowitz, a “poetic and pianistic wonder,” a performer with a “masterful tonal command and a romantic soul,” and a musician with a “magician‘s power” who “possesses a rare gift to hypnotize the audience from the first chords.”
Victor Goldberg has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. His concerto engagements include Sofia Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea.
As a full-scholarship recipient of The Juilliard School in New York, Victor Goldberg has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Pro Musicis International Award, the Artist Recognition Award at the International Keyboard Festival (New York) and an Honorary Diploma from the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition. For his commitment to building cultural bridges by way of the piano, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has named him an Israel Cultural Ambassador. Victor Goldberg is also a recipient of the Artistic Mastery Award by the World Congress of Russian Jewry. He currently serves as an executive professor at the Online Academy for Classical Music of Lions Club Vienna MozART, and is a co-founder and the artistic director of Key Vive Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting charitable causes by using the power of music to enrich the human spirit and to bring people closer to one another.
In addition to his Juilliard education, Victor Goldberg is also a full-scholarship recipient of the Manhattan School of Music, Tel Aviv University, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. In addition to his busy international performance career, Victor Goldberg has lectured and given master classes in prominent music institutions such as the Vienna Conservatory, Prague Conservatory, Franz Liszt Conservatory, Carl Nielsen Conservatory, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, and Yonsei University.
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