ArtistBenita Meshulam

Benita Meshulam received her early musical training from Sidney Foster in Bloomington, Indiana. After studying piano and chamber music at Indiana University, she moved to New York to complete her studies.

Benita Meshulam's recitals have taken her throughout her native United States and Europe. In New York, where she lives, she has performed complete programs of Albeniz and Granados at Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, The Spanish Institute, Rockefeller University, and Sarah Lawrence University.

She has also premiered contemporary works at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia, and the Dallas Music Hall. Her performances of the "Goyescas" of Granados have taken her to Toulouse, Boulogne sur Gesse, and Terme d'Armagnac in France as well as the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago and Merkin Hall in New York. She has also played recital programs throughout the United States and in Scotland, including performances at Caramoor, Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, and the Historical Piano Series in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Ms. Meshulam's recordings have been heard on David Dubal's "Reflections from the Keyboard" program on WQXR and she has been a guest of John Schaeffer on NPR.

Meshulam feels a particular affinity for the music of Albeniz and Granados. Her family's Sephardic tradition and language date back to roots in pre-Christian Spain. The depth and intensity of her approach to Spanish music have astounded audiences for well over a decade

Her recordings of Enrique Granados’ ‘Goyescas’ were released on Chesky Records in 1995.