Pianist, Educator, Producer, Noelle Compinsky Tinturin is originally from Los Angeles and has performed as soloist, accompanist in orchestras, and as a chamber music artist extensively throughout North America and Europe. She studied piano with her aunt, Sara Compinsky, and chamber music and orchestral music with her father, Manuel Compinsky, both members of the internationally renowned Compinsky Trio. Noëlle continued her musical education at Mt. St. Mary’s College, the University of Southern California, and California State University at Northridge. In 1965, she toured Scandinavia with the Idyllwild Symphony Orchestra, as an oboist. These concerts were filmed as an educational documentary. She was also a founding member of the American Youth Symphony with conductor, Mehli Mehta.
As piano accompanist and chamber musician, Noëlle has appeared with such artists as violist Milton Thomas, cellist Jeffrey Solow, violinists Ayke Agus, Endre Balogh, and Roger Wilkie, and pianist John Novacek, as well as with her husband, guitarist Glenn Tinturin, her father, violinist Manuel Compinsky, and her daughter, cellist Celine Gietzen.
Noëlle has been teaching piano since 1969, and has had many award-winning students at The Tinturin Music Studio in Lake Arrowhead. She has coached many chamber music groups, including a faculty position at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. She has also held faculty positions at Westside Keyboards Studios in Santa Monica, and “On Stage Music” in Northern California. She has served as adjudicator for local competitions and for the MTAC Certificate of Merit program. She is a board member of the Arrowhead Arts Association, where she serves as concert producer for other artists.
In 1990, Noëlle and her husband, Glenn Tinturin formed a classical guitar and piano duo, and have since been performing their own arrangements as well as new music written especially for them. Noëlle has written 14 arrangements for this duo.
In 1994, The Tinturin Duo performed all over Europe on a six-week concert tour. This same year also saw the release of their compact disc entitled Romancero Gitano, recorded for Cambria Master Recordings. Noëlle has also recorded three CDs of solo piano music, Romantic Miniatures (1999), Romantic Miniatures II (2000), and American Portrait (2006).
Noëlle is a well-known music teacher in Lake Arrowhead, and has had many award-winning piano students at the Tinturin Music Studio. Visit the studio’s website at www.TinturinMusic.com.
In 1993, the Tinturins moved to Lake Arrowhead, and the following year they inaugurated their “Mountain Musicales” concert series, where they present world-class concert artists in an intimate home setting (www.MountainMusicales.com).
Noëlle is listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who in America.”
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FROM WEBSITE AT: http://www.americanportraitcd.com/home.html
Email address: Noelle@TinturinMusic.com