Eleonor Bindman - Concert Pianist & Piano Teacher
                                                                         Concert Pianist & Piano Teacher
     

  About Eleonor Bindman

Eleonor Bindman is an exciting and versatile performer, getting consistently strong and enthusiastic reviews from the critics for her piano concerts, which encompass a wide gamut of musical periods and styles. Her interpretations of Bach have always resonated with vitality and verve, her renditions of music from the classical period present the utmost clarity of form and harmonic nuance and she gives the romantics their due with an intense and eloquent emotional expression. Ms. Bindman’s love and feel for jazz and contemporary music has also been appreciated by the critics.


"..Fortunately, this was followed after intermission by some Gershwin transcriptions performed by the concert pianist Eleonor Bindman, whom Mr. Charlap introduced as a high school classmate. Ms. Bindman brought a light precision to "Liza" - which had served as a showcase for the quicksilver brushwork of Mr. Washington in the concert’s first half - and then paired off with Mr. Rosenthal on "Three Preludes for Piano." From offstage, Mr. Charlap seemed to be reinforcing a silent point: that even the orchestrated Gershwin is jazzy, with syncopation fluttering in the music’s DNA..." (click here to read the full article)

Nate Chinen, July 2005: NY Times reviews Eleonor’s appearance at the 92 Street Y

“In Bach’s Partita #6 , her staccato bass lines and singing treble made for a reading that was lively, clear-textured and urbane, with an appealing hint of the harpsichord's lighter timbre…..She conveyed Schumann's shifting world of tension, humor, gracefulness and fire with impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music's spirit.”

Alan Kozinn, The New York Times

“...a strong pianist who attacks her work with great vitality and emotion. She is extremely expressive and mesmerizes her audience with her flair and technique.”

Barbara Hauptman, The Poughkeepsie Journal

“Gershwin’s Concerto in F featured distinctive playing by piano soloist Eleonor Bindman. She displayed fine technique in those sections of the concerto that required accuracy and strength. Especially delightful was her command of the blues idiom that lies at the core of the second movement, which was to me the highlight of the evening.”

Patrick Gardner, The Staten Island Advance

“Ms. Bindman received a tremendous response from the audience as she returned for three curtain calls.”

Laura Orella, The Staten Island Advance

“Ms. Bindman brought a natural flair to her playing of J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto….
A wisdom, appropriate for this exciting piece, came out in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, with which Ms. Bindman had fun.”

Frederick Kaimann, The Birmingham News

“…the Breton Ramble, which closed the concert, shows Mr. Hickey's great interest in Irish music and his skill in taking one or two good ideas, developing them and "choreographing" them into a forceful climax. Only a pianist of exceptional skill and experience can do justice to such a venture and even the already quite accomplished Eleonor Bindman went beyond herself to make this folksy showpiece a brilliant choice for a finale. Ms. Bindman chose to emphasize Dolmen’s rich harmonic palette rather than it's ghostly outlines, producing a lovely effect.”

Barry L. Cohen, The New Music Connoisseur