Ian Gindes has performed live at many venues, including PianoForte Chicago, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Donald W. Nixon Centre, Yavapai College Performance Hall, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Gindes’ debut there earned praise from New York Concert Review. His previous recording, American Visions, was lauded by Gramophone Magazine (UK) for its “keyboard brilliance,” and his music, along with his last album, has been featured on many radio stations including SiriusXM Symphony Hall, WFMT (Chicago), WWFM (New Jersey-Pennsylvania), as well as on American Veterans Radio, Chicago’s WGN-TV, and WAIF Radio of Cincinnati OH. Gindes holds both a doctorate in piano performance under the guidance of Ian Hobson and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Other instructors Gindes has worked with include Bonnie Farrer and Errol Haun, both of whom were students of Rosina Lhévinne, as well as his father Andrew, who studied with Michel Piastro and Ania Dorfman. As a performer, Gindes’ focus is on bringing the grand style to today’s audiences, especially through music from the Romantic period and music by American composers.



Release Date: November 3, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6582
20th Century
Solo Instrumental
Pianist Ian Gindes presents a captivating elucidation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's solo piano works on RACHMANINOFF, a new album of discerning artistry. With meticulous care and interpretive insight, Gindes navigates the rich tapestry of Rachmaninoff's compositions, peeling back the layers on their emotional depth and their technical intricacies. The Russian-American composer's signature confluence of opulent chromatic harmonies and classically informed structures is imbued with zest under Gindes' adept touch. Gindes finds an astute balance of lyricism and virtuosity, while his intuitive phrasing enhances the inherent narrative of each of the Preludes and Études-Tableaux. The album is rounded off by a fitting tribute, composed by Jerry Goldsmith and arranged by Jed Distler, honoring Rachmaninoff's influence on Hollywood and jazz.