Described as "an evocative journey from shimmering excitement to calm contemplation" (Classical New Jersey),
pianist Mr. Goren's performances touch the heart and magically transport the imagination of the listener.
Originally from Haifa, Mr. Goren studied music at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv before continuing his
education at William Paterson University in New Jersey, USA. Under the guidance of pianist Elka Kirkpatrick,
Mr. Goren graduated with degrees in both classical and jazz performance and received many honors and awards
from the University. He is currently on the faculty of the music program at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
In recent seasons Mr. Goren performed at concerts dedicated to the music of Bartók, Schumann, Villa-Lobos,
Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven. Itay Goren was soloist with orchestras in Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and
Chorale Fantasy and Liszt’s Eb major Piano Concerto as well as Mozart’s concertos No. 20 and 14 and Bach’s
F minor Concerto which he also conducted from the keyboard. His latest concerto appearances included a
stunning performance of Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto at Drew University with the Central Jersey Symphony
Orchestra, and a triumphant rendition of Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto with the Summit Symphony, both
orchestras conducted by the Michael Avagliano.
Mr. Goren is also a champion of contemporary music. He has performed works by living composers David
Winkler, Richard Sorce and Randall Svane, who wrote and dedicated a new Piano Sonata to Mr. Goren.
Upcoming performances include recitals in summer festivals in France and Spain with a program featuring
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, concerts with the Madison String Quartet and Baritone Steven
Scheschareg commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht which will be performed in venues in the
US as well as in the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, Austria, and a performance of the Brahms 2nd Piano
Concerto with the Tübingen Academic Orchestra with conductor Philipp Amelung in Tübingen, Germany.