Biography

tilt-headshot-amy-goldstien-11-26-2003-6-49-52-pm-1037x1536Soprano Amy Goldstein has gained international renown for her remarkably versatile performances of cantorial chanting, opera, oratorio, Broadway, contemporary music, and for her critically acclaimed Naxos recordings for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music.

Theater credits: Four seasons principal artist with The Nat’l Yiddish Theatre, multi-accent monologues for exhibits in the National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadephia), female lead in A Sondheim Revue with Dances Patrelle, principal singer/player in Gershon Kingsley’s Voices from the Shadow both at Merkin Concert Hall and in the world premiere recording for the Naxos record label, guest recording artist for The Actors Company Theatre (Cynthia Harris, Simon Jones, and Scott Alan Evans, Artistic Directors), and principal recording artist in Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music (Naxos Records).

Operatic and orchestral credits include The New York Philharmonic (Ten seasons), Anchorage Opera, Central City Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera, Banff Opera Theater, Britten-Pears Festival, Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, Washington Square Opera, Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse, Czech Radio Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Anchorage Festival Orchestra, Brott Festival Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chorale, and the Chicago Youth Symphony. Recital highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Baruch College, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, The Tilles Center, the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Program, the Midreshet Ben-Gurion Salon Series, in a rarely-performed English version of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Circadia Ensemble, and the role of Jane in the world premiere recording of Nil’s Vigeland’s Jane Eyre for the Verge Music label.

Ms. Goldstein was First Prize winner of the Grace Bumbry Vocal Assistance Award, the N.Y. regional winner of the Macallister Opera Awards in both 2001 and 1995 and First Prize winner with the Motyls Chamber Ensemble in the 2003 Artists International Competition.
One of the most important recent events in Amy’s life was the publishing of her edition of her father’s Choral masterpiece “Shalom Ba-Olam” with Transcontinental Music. The sole editor of her father’s liturgical compositions, Amy hopes to see many more of her father’s and her own compositions published in the near future with Transcontinental Music. Ms. Goldstein’s recordings can be purchased online at www.amazon.com, www.cduniverse.com, www.naxos.com, and many other venues.

Ms. Goldstein is the cantorial soloist of Temple Beth Jacob of Newburgh, NY and lives in Scarsdale with her husband, pianist Jonathan Faiman and their sons Michael Simcha Faiman, and Isaac David Faiman.