Russian-born pianist Dina Vainshtein has degrees from the Gnesin Institute of Music in Moscow, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers were Boris Berlin and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. She received a Special Prize for Best Collaboration at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1998). She also won prizes at the Schubert and Modern Music International Competition in Austria (1997) and the All-Union Russian Piano Competition (1993). She has performed at such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. She has also performed at the Ravinia Festival, Caramoor Festival, Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara), Meadowmount and the Heifetz International Music Institute. She has appeared as a soloist with I Musici de Montreal and as a guest artist with the Borromeo String Quartet. She has given live performances on WGBH (Boston) and for NPR’s Performance Today series, and her recording for the Naxos label with violinist Frank Huang received critical acclaim (Naxos 8.557121). At present she is a collaborative pianist for the Walnut Hill School and the New England Conservatory.