Israeli pianist Rina Dokshitsky gave her first solo appearance at age 13, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. At age 21, Ms. Dokshitsky won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and consequently made her debut recital at the 92nd Street Y and Kennedy Center. Two years later she received fifth place at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and was awarded a special prize as the best Israeli performer.
Ms. Dokshitsky has performed extensively as a solo recitalist and her orchestra appearances have included the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, New England Conservatory Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Lake Charles Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Monica Symphony. She has collaborated in chamber music ensembles at international music festivals with such artists as Joshua Bell, Carter Brey, Steven Isserlis, Suren Bagratuni, Joseph Swenson, Douglas Boyd, Scott Nickrenz, Colin Carr, Laurence Lesser, Masuko Ushioda, and Miriam Fried. Festival appearances have included performing at Spoleto Festival in the United States and Italy, Chamber Music East, Grand Teton Festival, and Ravinia Festival. She often has collaborated with cellist Alban Gerhardt with whom she performed at 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center, Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and on a tour of Japan. She also recorded a CD with Gerhardt under the EMI label.
Ms. Dokshitsky is also passionately dedicated to her teaching and is highly sought after as a piano teacher. She has given master classes at the University of Northwestern Michigan, University of Connecticut, University of Texas, University of Iowa, and Bank St. College. She resides in Los Angeles and regularly collaborates with the Rossetti String Quartet and with violinist Henry Gronnier.
Ms. Dokshitsky is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she was a full scholarship student of Russell Sherman. As a student there she received a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and a distinguished Artist Diploma.