Area of Study
Chamber Music , Private Lessons , Workshop Leader
B.M. Indiana University
Benita Meshulam received her early musical training from Sidney Foster in Bloomington, Indiana. She later studied with Adele Marcus at the Aspen Music School. Her piano studies at Indiana University were with Karen Shaw, and she studied chamber music with Janos Starker and Gyorgy Sebok. Subsequently, she studied with Richard Goode in New York and Murray Perahia in London. Ms. Meshulam made her New York debut in 1980, receiving enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times. A year later, she made her London debut, and gave a recital at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York. Since 1990, Ms. Meshulam has specialized in Spanish repertoire. Four recordings have received numerous awards from Classic CD Magazine, BBC Magazine, and a Grammy nomination. Ms. Meshulam played Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the Santa Fe Symphony in the 2008-09 season, and re-recorded Iberia in the spring of 2009, performing on an 1877 Erard piano, courtesy of the Frederick Piano Collection. She recently gave Master Classes at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland and taught piano classes at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium. She is on the Board of Directors of the Leschetizky Association.