Pianist, arranger and teacher Eleonor Bindman is known worldwide for ‘Bach playing of the highest order’ (Pianodao), and combines her passions of teaching and performing to bring new repertoire to light through her original transcriptions, scores and recordings.
Pianist Magazine declared the 2018 recording of her piano four-hands arrangement of J.S. Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos ‘breathtaking in its sheer precision and vitality’. The success of this album led to Stepping Stones to Bach, a set of 48 easy/ intermediate piano arrangements, followed by the unprecedented Cello Suites for Solo Piano (GP847-48) and, most recently, Bach’s complete keyboard Partitas (Delos). Bindman’s discography also includes Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons (MSR Classics) and an album of works by Mussorgsky, both featuring her own transcriptions. As Duo Vivace, she and Susan Sobolewski released Out of the Blue, featuring works by Holst, Bernstein and Gershwin.
A native of Riga, Latvia, Bindman received a BA in music from NYU and completed her MA in piano pedagogy at SUNY, New Paltz.
She is a prizewinner of the New Orleans, Ferruccio Busoni and Jose Iturbi international piano competitions and has appeared in solo recitals and with orchestras in the United States, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall, as well as abroad. Concerto appearances have included engagements with the National Music Week Orchestra, the Staten Island Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the New York Youth Symphony, and the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.
An active recording artist, performer and teacher, she is currently based in New York City.