Tony Weinstein holds a B.M. in Piano Performance and a B.A. in Pure Mathematics (with Honors) degrees from Oberlin College and M.M., P.D., and Doctor of Music (with distinction) degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He teaches Advanced Keyboard Skills, Piano Literature, and Piano Pedagogy, and secondary piano at DePauw University in addition to serving on the accompanying staff and having directed the Student Accompanying Center. He serves as Co-director for Artistic Affairs at the Jacobs School of Music Summer Piano Academy, where he has been on the faculty for ten years. He has also been a year-round instructor of piano and theory for IU’s Young Pianists Program for over fifteen years. Previously, Tony taught at Vincennes University and had been Accompanying Coordinator as well as an Associate Instructor of Piano and Music Theory at the Jacobs School.
His principal teachers have included the eminent Prof. Luba Edlina-Dubinsky at IU, Profs. Sedmara Rutstein and Haewon Song at Oberlin, and Derison Duarte at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. In addition to his activities as a solo recitalist, he is an avid collaborative pianist and chamber music partner. He is in demand as an accompanist and vocal coach with special emphasis on Russian lyric diction. He often performs with his sister, mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein, with baritone André Campelo, and in a piano-cello duo with Israeli cellist Yotam Baruch. For several years, he has been involved in a project of performances, translations, and IPA transcriptions of the songs of Nikolai Medtner. Recent concerts have taken place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., and the University of Louisville.