Described as "a pianist with wonderful firm, clear touch" (New York Times), "fascinating interpreter" (Tagblat, Germany), "artist of depth and virtuosity" (The Time Argus, USA), Golda Vainberg-Tatz received her musical education in Lithuania at the Čiurlionis School of Arts, the Tel Aviv University School of Music, and the Juilliard School in New York.
As a recitalist, Vainberg-Tatz performed throughout Europe, Israel and U.S. and appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts, such as WQXR in New York City, recitals transmitted live on "Dame Myra Hess" series in Chicago, "Sundays Live" KMLT in Los Angeles, performances in major halls in New York City, including the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Merkin Hall, and the 92nd Street Y. She was a guest artist at the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Shanghai International Piano Festival in China, Vilnius Festival in Lithuania, St. Petersburg Palaces chamber music festival in Russia, Puigerda International Music Festival in Spain, among others. She appeared as a soloist with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Liang Zhang conducting); in her native Lithuania-- with the National Symphony (conducted by Robert Servenikas, Zeev Dorman), Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Mozart K. 382, 466, 453, 537; Beethoven No. 4, Shnitke and Mendelssohn double concerti) under the baton of Saulius Sondeckis. With the Moscow Chamber Orchestra under Constantine Orbelian she performed the Mozart Concerto K. 453 in the Tchaikovsky Grand Hall in Moscow. In USA, she played the Ravel Concerto in G with Plainfield Symphony, Brahms D-minor concerto with the Ann Arbor Symphony and the Rachmaninov C-minor with the Cincinnati Symphony.
As a chamber musician, she has been heard with the Vilnius String Quartet on frequent occasions, performing the Chausson Double Concerto ( with Raimundas Katilius), premiering works by Moisei Vainberg, Erwin Schulhoff, Jan Radzynski -- in Lithuania; Washington D.C. (the Holocaust Museum concert series); Israel (the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv); Ohio University in Columbus; Toronto, Canada (the Jewish Festival Week). Additional chamber-music performances took place in the framework of the International Academy of Music in Italy, with violinist Dmitry Berlinsky and cellist Suren Bagratuni, and at the Academy of Music Summer Chamber Festival in Nyack, New York.
Her prizes and awards include the first prize in the Lithuanian State Competition for Young pianists, full scholarships from America - Israel Cultural Foundation, Maurice Claimont contest in Israel, top prizes in the Young Keyboard Artists Competition at the University of Michigan, The World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Frinna Awerbuch International Competition in New York, the Prix-du Disque from French Piano Institute in Paris, the Palm Beach Invitational International Competition in Florida.
Ms. Vainberg -Tatz's recordings include "The Portrait" (a solo recital, on FPI label) French violin-piano sonatas with Raimundas Katilius(VSCD label, Lithuania), Mozart piano concertos with Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Consonance label, USA). Her CD with piano music by Robert Schumann (3D, France) received highest critical acclaim by Fanfare and American Record Guide magazines. Moisei Vainberg's piano Quintet with Vilnius String Quartet was released on Delos Label.
Ms. Vainberg-Tatz studied with Judith Gotler in Lithuania, Mindru Katz and Emanuel Krasovsky in Israel, and in the US with Bella Davidovich (The Juilliard School), Nina Svetlanova (Manhattan School), Jeffrey Swann and Rosalyn Tureck in New York. She participated in masterclasses with Louis Kentner, Karl- Heinz Kämmerling, Dominique Merlet, and Yvonne Loriod.
She serves on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music (preparatory division); associate faculty, the Juilliard School; the Young Artists Program at Kaufman Center, New York; Adamant Summer School in Vermont, Puerto Rico International Summer Festival, and Morningside Music Bridge international summer training program. A sizable number of her students have won top prizes in national and international competitions.
In July 2003, she was appointed by Mme. Rosalyn Tureck to serve as the director of the Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists www.tureckbachcompetition.com