Neill Eisenstein, pianist, guitarist, composer
My approach to classical music:
Passion, involvment, excitement, immersion in the music, spontaneity above all! Living, moving, breathing , ecstatic music, where the printed note is only the beginning, not the dead-end, the servant, not the dictator--where there is no one definitive performance, only the moment something revelatory happens!
With a style and technique evocative of Horowitz, Mr. Eisenstein has been
favorably received by audiences and critics at recital appearances in the
Midwest and Northeast, and in Germany.
After studying in Detroit with renowned pianist Mischa Kottler, Mr.
Eisenstein continued his music studies in Boston at Berklee College (bachelor
of music) and the New England Conservatory (master of music) under Russell
Sherman, Jacob Maxin, Seymour Lipkin, Ben Zandler, and Randall Hodgkinson.
Mr. Eisenstein spent several years in Germany performing recitals and
teaching. Returning to Detroit, he gave well-received concerts with the
Rochester Symphony, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Center for Creative
Studies, the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, and various artists’
series. He also completed a national tour as pianist and actor in The Phantom
of the Opera and recorded concerti and original music.
Mr. Eisenstein has composed and performed several original works for piano
and string quartets. While on the music faculty at the Detroit Center for
Creative Studies, contributed to the Center’s receiving a national award from
ASCAP. Mr. Eisenstein has lectured extensively in the Boston and Detroit
areas on Liszt’s etudes, the Baroque through Romantic eras, and his own
compositions. He is a spontaneous improvisor and jazz pianist, as well.
"¦an excellent technique and a significant talent flashy displays of
"It was wonderful to listen to Mr. Eisenstein's interpretation of
Gershwin …graceful dexterity and emotional contrasts."