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Marvin Goldstein (born 1950) is an acclaimed professional pianist and performer.
Goldstein began musical training at age 9, and by 18 was awarded a music scholarship to Tel Aviv University School of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel. He continued his formal training at the famed "Mozarteum" of Salzburg, Austria and completed his education with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. On June 2, 1985, Goldstein joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Marvin Goldstein was Jewish before he joined the LDS Church. He has served in several callings in the LDS Church, including as a member of a high council and a counselor in a bishopric.
Goldstein and his wife Lenae are the parents of one child.
Goldstein has traveled extensively, performing in such places as Jerusalem, Anchorage, Oahu, Copenhagen, London, and throughout Canada and the continental United States. He has also been the headline talent for tour groups ships sailing on the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.
Goldstein's music is not one genre of music. He plays all styles of music including Pop, Show Tunes, Soul, R&B, Country, Patriotic, Gospel, and the Classics. He has played soul with Thurl Bailey and Pam Laws, spiritual with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and even country with Billy Dean. He has a way of drawing the audience into the piece as they experience the emotion that it invokes. He can make the piano come alive when he is playing. One song you will be moved to tears and the next he will have you in burst-out-laughter.
Recording and publishing
Goldstein has recorded over 40 compact discs including popular music, patriotic melodies, show tunes, sacred music and love songs. He recently released a CD with Grammy winner Billy Dean and former NBA star Thurl Bailey. Goldstein has also arranged 15 piano solo music books.
- Sharon Haddock, Marvin Goldstein to celebrate 50 years with good friends, Mormon Times, 11 May 2009