pianist, Conductor, teacher, composer

Gideon Rubin

 As Performer

Dr. Gideon Rubin has a multi-faceted performing career.  As soloist, he has performed with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra (on a tour of Israel). In recent seasons, Dr. Rubin has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall,  the American Church and American Cathedral in Paris, Symphony Space in New York City, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Myra Hess Foundation Concerts in Chicago, the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and on the Los Angeles County Museum’s “Sundays Live” Radio Broadcast Series.


During the 2001-2002 season, he was the pianist for the Garth Newel Piano Quartet.   From 1997-2000 he was the pianist for the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. As a member of the orchestra, he performed chamber music and orchestral music in Miami, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vienna, Monte Carlo, Paris, and Holland, and recorded a CD of the music of Steven Mackey on the RCA/BMG Label. 


He currently is a member of the piano faculty at the Colburn School Community School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.  Previously, he served as visiting professor at Pomona College and as Music Director piano faculty member at the Los Angeles Music and Art School.  He also taught at Eastern Music Festival every summer from 1998-2014 and has taught and performed at the Beverly Hills Music Festival.  He earned a BA from Harvard University, an MM from Boston University’s School of the Arts, and a Doctorate from the University of Southern California. His main teachers have been Norman Krieger, Edward Aldwell, Russell Sherman, Wha Kyung Byun, and Benjamin Pasternack. 


He has performed many new works in premieres, including his own compositions. He has recorded a solo CD of 20th Century American music and a CD of Czech piano quartets with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet.  The CD he recorded as part of the quartet won "Best Classical Album 2004" in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards.