Pianist, producer, and educator, Angela Yoffe, is widely admired for her dazzling musicianship and passion for music education. In 2010, Yoffe created Chicago’s annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, now in its 7th season, and each year presents career advancement awards, such as the Arkady Fomin Scholarship, to exceptional emerging artists. Yoffe is Aritst Faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Ms. Yoffe has performed as a chamber musician in New York, Washington, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris and Tel Aviv among others. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Seattle, Omaha and Hamburg Symphonies, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony under the batons of Andrey Boreyko, Gerard Schwarz, Jens Nygaard, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Victor Yampolsky, and has been invited to perform at the Verbier, Lockenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, Ravinia, Pablo Casals and Colmar Festivals.
Angela Yoffe records exclusively for BIS Records, her discography includes a recently released all-Brahms album with violinist Vadim Gluzman. World premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s “24 Preludes for Violin and Piano” (composed for Ms. Yoffe and Mr. Gluzman) was released to rave reviews, as well as their other albums: “Time… and Again”, “Ballet for a Lonely Violinist”, “Fireworks” and Prokofiev Sonatas.
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.