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ROB IS AN ADVENTUROUS PIANIST, EQUALLY AT HOME WITH CONCERTOS, MULTI-MEDIA PROJECTS, NEW MUSIC, CHAMBER MUSIC, AND CONCERTS IN TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL VENUES. HE BELIEVES STRONGLY IN MAKING HIGH-LEVEL, TRANSCENDENT PERFORMANCE ACCESSIBLE AND ENJOYABLE TO EXPERIENCED AND NEW AUDIENCES ALIKE.

 
 

 
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Concertos

 

Rob has performed with orchestras worldwide, bringing an electric energy and deep insight. Rob’s “24 hour notice” concertos include Beethoven 4 and 5, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F, Prokofiev 3, Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations, Grieg, Schumann, and Shostakovich 1. 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

Have piano, will travel

 

Rob has appeared in chamber music festivals nationally and internationally, performing tons of repertoire in short timeframes.  Rob is excited to partner with instrumentalists and participate in chamber music groups—and on short notice when needed. 

 

“Rob has incredible technique, a charismatic musical energy, and the ability to learn vast amounts of repertoire in short order. Even in stressful environments, Rob has always been affable, collegial and focused in rehearsals. He knows how to make others feel at ease.”
Wesley Baldwin, DMA
Full Professor of Cello, University of Tennessee
Cello, Michigan City Chamber Music Festival
 
 

Solo piano recital: AMERICAN ICONS

Kurt Cobain · James Brown · Billy Joel

 

This accessible, audience friendly program includes classical compositions based on ragtime, Nirvana, Billy Joel, Over the Rainbow, James Brown and concludes with the solo version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. With commentary.

 
 

Solo piano recital: OUTTAKES

 

This recital presentation pairs three classical variation sets (Mozart, Beethoven, Mendellsohn) with three “jazz variation sets”: faithful transcriptions of Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans solo piano performances. With commentary.

 
 

Solo piano recital: 1920'S PARIS

 

This recital imagines a 1920s Parisian salon, attended by musical luminaries of the day.  Stravinsky, Ravel, Prokofiev among others. With narration.

 

"As a collaborator, Rob was enthusiastic, adventurous, and supportive. Truly and inspiring artist. He brought his masterful musicianship as well as original vision to the work."
Mark Cole, writer/narrator, Paris 1920s
Professor Emeritus, State University of New York Department of Theatre
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Traditional solo piano Recital

 

Rob performs masterworks from the classical canon.
Presenter input welcome!

KinderMusik

 

This recital recreates the joy and wonder of childhood, focusing on pieces inspired by or beloved by children.  Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood,” Mozart “Twinkle Twinkle” Variations, and Poulenc’s Babar the Elephant (with narration).

NEW MUSIC

 

Rob is a seasoned performer of new music and frequent collaborator with Society for New Music. Composer collaborations include work with Steve Reich, Aaron Jay Kernis, George Tsontakis and Carter Pann, and Jonathan Pieslak. Rob is especially interested in championing young composers and new work.

SALON CONCERT

 

Rob partners with classical music lovers for in-home "salon concerts." Includes tons of audience engagement.

Please contact Leota Bauman for more details or to schedule a performance.