Luba Sindler, Artistic Director of the BlueMountain Festival, is a pianist of brilliant virtuosity, compelling musicianship and powerful presentation.She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, graduating with a doctoral degree in piano and chamber music. She later taught at the same institution while maintaining an active performance schedule. Having moved to the United States in 1987 after suffering a nine-year political persecution in the former Soviet Union, she continued her career as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. Ms. Sindler participated in major music festivals and presented numerous recitals throughout the United States and in many European countries with great success.

Dr. Sindler is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Blue Mountain Festival dedicated to promoting chamber music among young people by the unique combination of learning and performing experiences. (

Ms. Sindler founded and for seven years coordinated the Musical Heritage Series in Princeton, New Jersey notable for unique concept and creative programming. She also co-founded and coordinated Sundays of Note Series in San Jose, CA as well as the chamber music program at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ. Her chamber music CD was released in 1995 on the Chatsworth label in England and her first solo CD, containing works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, and Prokofiev, was released in January 1999. Her next commercial CD will feature the nineteenth century lesser-known virtuosic piano transcriptions.

Luba Sindler received her second doctoral degree in piano performance from Rutgers University in 1995 and served on the faculty of San Jose State and Rutgers Universities. She has presented her pedagogical research findings at major national conventions and continues her active consulting in this area. Dr.Sindler is an internationally recognized lecturer and clinician in the areas of chamber music and piano technique.


“…Of the two [performers] Sindler shone much the brighter-each song she played was endowed with its own specific character, and here was a pianist who did not shrink from exerting musical pressure on the singer where such was musically necessarily.    On these occasions, Sindler was invariable right.” The Star Ledger , New Jersey

“…this dark night of the Russian soul, a harrowing hint of menace present in asperous colorings of the uncompromising phrasing and the unflinching pianism of Luba Sindler.” The Birmingham Post , England

“At every point she had a marvelous partner in Luba Sindler. The way they handled their De Falla encore showed that they are not just virtuosos, but superb musicians.” The Washington Post

“a stunning performance of Schnittke's piano quintet by Luba Sindler…” The Star Ledger , New Jersey

“The greatest surprise of the evening was the performance of pianist Luba Sindler. She is a great musician and a sensitive chamber player. Her piano sound is magnificently voluminous, but never overwhelming. Her many and varied colors create tremendously picturesque images” Musical Life , St. Petersburg