An interview on IronScores
By Jan Hoeglund
Goldstein is the fourth generation in a family of musicians. As a versatile musician, Adi played with a number of Jazz, Latin and World Music bands in the Israeli music scene.
Adi, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, your educational and music background?
I was born in Israel, in 1978, in a town near Tel Aviv. I am the fourth generation in a family of musicians. I started my musical education at the age of four, studying piano with my grandmother. At the age of eight I went on to study jazz, harmony and theory and popular music. By the age of 14 I was studying composition and bass guitar while studying computer science and electronics at high school. During my time in high school I started playing in jazz ensembles and rock bands and this led to meeting up with a prominent Israeli producer who introduced me to the Israeli music scene. Since then I have played, composed, produced and arranged many of Israel's top artists and musicians. Collaborating with a variety of musicians opened up my ears to playing a wide range of music styles, from Brazilian, Latin and Reggae to Folk, World music and much more. Trough the years I continued working with Israeli artists and also ventured into writing scores and source music to flm &TV and advertising campaigns, both locally and internationally. In addition I have been working as an arranger and session player for TV music shows (in the style of “American Idol”) and composing for the leading music libraries around the world.