The American pianist, David Rubinstein, began playing the piano at age 6. He studied piano with George Kochevitsky and later participated in master-classes with Claudio Arrau.
David Rubinstein made his American debut at the age of nineteen at the National Gallery of Art in a performance of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), and his U.K. debut at London's Wigmore Hall. He has performed in recitals and orchestras throughout the USA and Europe with appearances including Zipper Hall at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, the National Galleryof Art, London's Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, the Whittier College J.S. Bach Festival, the San Diego Convention Center, the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, the Warsaw Chopin Society, Dutch radio, the Long Island Beethoven Festival and the Chautauqua Festival. He has appeared on the concert series at many colleges in the Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles City College, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles Pierce College and Pasadena City College, and at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School. He has also participated in numerous international radio broadcasts.Orchestral appearances have included the Cal State L.A. Baroque Ensemble, Westlake Festival Orchestra, Hudson Symphony, Hilversum Radio Orchestra, and the South Bend Symphony. He is on the Musicians Roster of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
David Rubinstein performs a wide range of piano repertoire from J.S. Bach and Scarlatti to the present, as well as works which deserve greater prominence, such as the Prokofiev Fourth Sonata and the Ferruccio Busoni Elegies.He has given concerts featuring the works of American composers such as Charles Griffes and Aaron Copland (Rubinstein studied the piano works of Aaron Copland with the composer) at the American Landmark Festivals, as well as performing his own works. In 2009, David Rubinstein performed on the "Rubenstein R371," the world's longest commercially available piano (12 feet), built by David Rubenstein (no relation to David Rubinstein) at Rubenstein Hall in El Segundo, California. The current season features French works from his his recent CD, "Favorite French Piano Works Performed on the Rubenstein R-371 12-foot Grand Piano."
His acclaimed world premiere recording of Sibelius piano works, made in 1971, at the age of 21, was released by Musical Heritage Society, and has currently been re-issued on the Musicus Recordings label. He has participated in recording sessions for all the major film studios in Los Angeles, including several on-screen performances. He has recorded a wide range of repertoire including J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Chopin, Prokofiev, and Schumann, as well as his own works, on the Musicus Recordings label.