Sally Pinkas

Sally Pinkas

Musical Couples: The Schumanns and the Oliveiras
January 23, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

Ranging from the quintessentially Romantic to the contemporary Brazilian, this program explores music created by couples sharing their personal and professional lives.

23/24 Hop Presents

The Hop's pianist-in-residence performs works by prominent Bahia composers Jamary and Alda Oliveira, whom she first befriended as an undergraduate at Brandeis University, as well as by the most celebrated 19th-century German musical couple, Clara and Robert Schumann. Featured will be the world premiere of Alda Oliveira's new work, Autumn in Boston (2023).

Funded in part by the William B. Hart Memorial Fund, the Kenneth 1952 & Ellen Roman, the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3 and the Sidney Stoneman 1933 Fund. Photo: Renee Newman

Following her London debut at Wigmore Hall, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has garnered universal praise as an eloquent and ardent performer. Pinkas shares her wide-ranging repertoire through her travel with enthusiastic audiences and young pianists. Equally at home in a recording studio, Sally's discography features works by Mozart, Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, Gaubert, Martinů, Rochberg, Shapiro, Pinkham and Wolff, released on the MSR, Centaur, Naxos, Toccata Classics and Mode labels. Her 2022 MSR release of Sonatas by Shostakovich and Bridge was hailed as "…A mandatory purchase for all pianophiles: two major works, in performances of utter power… ideal melding of strength and emotional pliancy…" by Fanfare Magazine. A CD featuring Piano Quintets by Miguel del Aguila (with Cuarteto Latinoamericano), including Tamboreño, a Hop commission, has just been released by Urtext Digital Classics. Pinkas tours regularly as a member of Ensemble Schumann and the Hirsch-Pinkas Duo (with her husband pianist Evan Hirsch), and collaborates with the Adaskin String Trio, the Apple Hill String Quartet and Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Pinkas holds performance degrees from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a PhD in Composition from Brandeis University. Pianist-in-residence at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, she is Professor of Music at Dartmouth's Music Department.

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