Praised for her ‘lively, clear-textured and urbane’ Bach performances and her ‘impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music’s spirit’, New York-based pianist, arranger and teacher Eleonor Bindman was born in Riga, Latvia, and began studying the piano at the E. Darzins Special Music School at the age of five. After her family emigrated to the United States, she attended the High School of Performing Arts while studying piano as a full scholarship student at the Elaine Kaufmann Cultural Center, New York. She received a BA in music from NYU and completed her MA in piano pedagogy at SUNY, New Paltz under the guidance of Vladimir Feltsman.
Her recital appearances have included Carnegie Hall, The 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall; concerto appearances have included engagements with the National Music Week Orchestra, the Staten Island Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the New York Youth Symphony, and the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.
Among Eleonor Bindman’s many piano arrangements and compositions are Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain and a set of original piano works for children, An American Calendar, published by Carl Fischer, Inc. In the past few years, she has been focusing on the music of J.S. Bach, arranging many instrumental and choral excerpts into Stepping Stones to Bach, a multi-volume set for easy/intermediate solo piano. Her Brandenburg Duets, a new arrangement of the six Brandenburg Concertos for piano four-hands, were a best-selling Grand Piano Records release in 2018 and the Orchestral Suites, also for piano four-hands, are forthcoming.
For more information, visit www.eleonorbindman.com.