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The Canadian pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative artist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centres 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 inNew York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Seoul Arts Centre, the Concertgebouw 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 Kafavian, Elmar Oliveira, Sidney Harth, and Aaron Rosand. He has appeared at many festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Banff, the Campos do Jordão Festival in Brazil, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. He is frequently heard on radio and television. From 1992-1999, he was staff pianist at the Juilliard School and in September 1999 he became staff pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In autumn 2000 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Chamber Music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He has recorded widely. Born in Saskatchewan, Robert Koenig began his formal training at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Lee Kumsing and Gwen Thompson and later studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. During this time he was the recipient of several awards from the Canadian Government, including a Canada Council Project Grant. He completed both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Accompanying at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Vladimir Sokoloff and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Karen Tuttle.

April 2002

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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF STRING PLAYERS Naxos Educational
Chamber Music
Chamber Music
CORIGLIANO / COPLAND: Violin Sonatas / DELLO JOIO, N.: Variations and Capriccio Artek
Chamber Music
ELGAR: Violin Sonata, Op. 82 / FAURE: Violin Sonata, Op. 13 Artek
Chamber Music
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
LEKEU: Violin Sonata / CHAUSSON: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Artek
Chamber Music, Contemporary Instrumental
LIEBERMANN, L.: Flute Trios Nos. 1 and 2 / Flute Sonata Artek
Chamber Music
Marco Polo Sampler (2 CDs) Marco Polo
PRIMROSE: Viola Transcriptions Naxos
Chamber Music
PROKOFIEF: Violin Sonata in F Minor / Violin Sonata in D Major / 5 Melodies Artek
Chamber Music
RESPIGHI / PIZZETTI: Violin Sonatas Artek
Chamber Music
Traumerei: Romantic Violin Favourites (Lu Siqing) Marco Polo
Chamber Music, Orchestral, Chamber Music
VIEUXTEMPS: Viola and Piano Music Naxos
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Koljonen, Elissa Lee - CHOPIN, F. / ELGAR, E. / RACHMANINOV, S. / KREISLER, F. / LISZT, F. (Heartbreak - Romantic Encores for Violin) Dorian Sono Luminus
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music

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