It was a pleasure having the lovely Simone Dinnerstein in the studio last week recording piano for Peg + Cat, the latest hit children's show on PBS KIDS. The American classical pianist began making big waves back in 2007, when she was praised critically and commercially for her self-financed recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. In its first week of commercial release, the recording was at number one on the Billboard classical music charts.
In 2009 Simone Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public and hosted by New York City public schools. The series features musicians Dinnerstein has met throughout her career, and raises funds for schools.
In 2010 Dinnerstein signed with Sony Classical, and in January 2011 she released her first album on the label entitled Bach: A Strange Beauty. It was at number one on the Billboard Traditional Classical Charts in its first week of release. Most recently in 2015, Sony released a recording featuring Simone Dinnerstein as soloist, entitled Broadway-Lafayette.