Collaborative Piano Instructor, Interlochen Arts Camp
Professor of Collaborative Piano, University of California - Santa Barbara
M.M, Accompanying, Curtis Institute of Music; B.M., Accompanying, Curtis Institute of Music
Pianist Robert Koenig is a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation's most renowned musicians. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, The Louvre Museum in Paris, and Royal Festival Hall in London. He has performed with many of today's leading artists including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Augustin Hadelich, Zuill Bailey, Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Roberto Diaz, Elmar Oliveira, Aaron Rosand, The Miro String Quartet, and The St. Lawrence String Quartet. A prolific recording artist, his CD of transcriptions for viola and piano by William Primrose on Naxos with violist Roberto Diaz was nominated for “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Koenig served as Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Kansas from 2000-2007. Since 2007, he has been Professor and Head of Collaborative Piano at the University of California Santa Barbara.