"...Every moment of her performance, her gentleness and the warmth generated for both the music and the audience penetrated into the listener's heart. There was the light and the shadow of intellect. D.Yoffe is performer who translates the language of living..."
Asahi News, Japan
Top prize-winner at the Schumann and Chopin International Piano Competitions
Honorary Member of Chopin Society in Warsaw
Guest Professor of the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing
Currently Professor of the Katarina Gurska Centro Superior Madrid
Professor at the EuroArts Academy
Originally from Riga(Latvia), Dina Yoffe started her musical education at the distinguished Emil Darzin's Special School of Music in her hometown, and continued at The Central Music School in Moscow. Graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, under the tutelage of Professor Vera Gornostayeva, one of the most important proponents of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus school.
The concert activities of Dina Yoffe are well known throughout many continents and countries in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, etc. Among the high points of her international career concerts with outstanding orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, the Japanese Radio Orchestra NHK under Neville Marriner, the Moscow Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev and Dmitri Kitayenko, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra under James De Pries, Orchestra "Kremerata Baltica" under Gidon Kremer, "Moscow Soloist" under Y. Bashmet, Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia under J.Kaspszyk, Vancouver Symphony, Europian soloists orchestra (Luxemburg), Bruno Walter Symphony Orchestra.
Dina Yoffe, Chopin Festival, Warsaw
Dina Yoffe performed in the most prestigious halls: The Barbican Centre(London), Sala Verdi(Milano),SuntoryHall, NHK Hall (Tokyo), Musikverein(Vienna), Hercules Hall(München), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Orpheum Theatre(Vancouver), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Royal Palace in 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, Yokohama. The concerts series was filmed and broadcasted by Japanese National Television, NHK. Dina Yoffe is giving numerous master classes in France, Germany, at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since 2000 she is a Guest Professor at the Summit Music Festival in New York, Guest Professor at the Yamaha Master Classes in Paris, New York, Hamburg and Tokyo. She also participated in many international music festivals in Europe, Japan, USA. Thanks to her wide experience she has became the honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association and artistic director of Musical Summer International Festival and Masterclasses in Malaga, Spain.
1989-1996 Professor at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
1995-2000 Visiting Professor at Aichi University of Arts, Japan.
Jury member of international piano competitions such as Cleveland(USA), Hamamatsu(Japan), PTNA Piano competitions(Japan), Chopin Competition(Warsaw), Liszt Piano Competition(Weimar, Germany), Maria Canals(Barcelona,Spain) among many others. Her students are winners of national and international piano competitions. Many of them are teaching in Music Academies 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)
Dina Yoffe, private collection
"...Her playing flowed beautifully, and avoided even the slightest hint of sentimentality. Hers was a strongly felt authentic Chopin. Maestro Zubin Mehta collaborated marvellously as a perfect accompanist."
B.Bar-Ami, Jerusalem Post