"With his variegated tone and rock-solid technique, Rubinstein makes these works sound remarkably well composed for the piano, something many Finnish pianists have failed to do. And with his probing interpretations, Rubinstein finds depths in these works that most other pianists of any nationality fail to notice. This is all the more remarkable in that Rubinstein's recordings of the piano sonata and the suite called Kyllikki were world premieres when they were originally released in 1971. Recorded in crisp, full sound in RCA's Studio A, this disc belongs on every suitably inclusive Sibelius shelf." James Leonard in All Music Guide (June 2008)
David Rubinstein made his American debut at the age of nineteen at the National Gallery of Art in an acclaimed performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations, and his U.K. debut at London's Wigmore Hall. He has appeared in recitals and orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe, including Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, the 2007 Whittier College 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, Hilversum Radio, the Long Island Beethoven Festival and the Chautauqua Festival.
His reputation for playing contemporary music and sightreading ability have established him as one of the most sought-after pianists in the major Hollywood film studios such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Studios and Universal. In September 2007 he was added to the Musicians Roster of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.