Canadian pianist Robert Koenig, a much sought-after collaborative artist and chamber musician, will be teaching and performing at the Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival from August 5-12, working with emerging professionals, college students, adult amateurs, and talented high school students.
Mr. Koenig performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians.
Recent engagements have included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, the Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, and the Louvre Museum in Paris.
He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Ida Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira, Sidney Harth, and Aaron Rosand
Mr. Koenig is frequently heard on radio and television, including NPR, the BBC, the CBC, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and CBS‘s “This Morning.” From 1992-1999, Mr. Koenig was staff pianist at the Juilliard School and in September 1999 he became staff pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In the fall of 2000, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Chamber Music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and has taught there since.
Mr. Koenig has recorded for Artek, Ambassador, Biddulph, Cedille, CRI, Eroica, and Naxos. His most recent CD of favorite encores for violin and piano with violinist Elmar Oliveira was released in May 2001 on the Artek Label.
You can listen to Mr. Koenig's recording of the "Concerto in D for violin, piano, and string quartet" by Ernst Chausson, here. The excerpt is from the fourth movement.