Pianist, producer, and educator, Angela Yoffe, is widely admired for her dazzling musicianship and passion for music education. Yoffe is the founder and executive director of The Music Makers, an international organization that produces Chicago’s annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, the Music Makers Israel, and the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, which has provided early career support, guidance and inspiration to more than 25 gifted young artists from around the world interested in pursuing a career as a performer.
Yoffe is also founder of the Collaborative Piano Class at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Her Creative Learning Program has led collaborative projects with the International Center on Deafness and the Arts and the Lurie Children’s hospital.
Angela Yoffe has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Rome and Tokyo among others. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, SWR Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony under the batons of Andrey Boreyko, Gerard Schwarz, Jens Nygaard, and other leading conductors. Yoffe has been invited to perform at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Lockenhaus Festival in Austria, Festival de Radio France, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Colmar Festival in France, MIDEM Festival, Ravinia Festival, Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Schwetzingen Festspiele, and the Bantry Festival in West Cork.
Angela Yoffe records exclusively for BIS Records and her discography includes a recent album of Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin and Piano Sonatas with violinist Vadim Gluzman. Her world premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s “24 Preludes for Violin and Piano” (composed for Ms. Yoffe and Mr. Gluzman) was released on BIS Records to rave reviews, as well as their other albums: “Time and Again,” “Ballet for a Lonely Violinist,” and “Fireworks”.
Ms. Yoffe was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of respected musicians. After studying piano performance in the Soviet Union and Israel, she continued with Joaquín Achúcarro and Jonathan Feldman in the United States and became an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music. Angela resides between Chicago and Tel Aviv with her husband, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and their daughter Orli.