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.
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.
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
Traditional solo piano Recital
Rob performs masterworks from the classical canon.
Presenter input welcome!
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).
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.
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.