Saturday, May 13, 7:00 PM, IVCC Cultural Centre

Mendelssohn and Sibelius

Joseph Kingma, piano

Schumann Piano Concerto

Respighi, Pines of Rome

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Audience favorite in rounds one and two of the 2015 Cincinnati World Piano Competition, pianist Joseph Stern Kingma performs as a soloist in recital and orchestra throughout the United States. An award-winning pianist, he is a laureate of the 2010 Brevard Music Festival Piano Competition, the 2010 Rice University Concerto Competition, and the 2012 Sorantin International Young Artist Competition, and has also competed internationally as a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Paderewski International Piano Competition, the 2011 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, and the 2012 New Orleans International Competition.

Mr. Kingma has performed with orchestras across the United States, in addition to masterclass and solo engagements, including appearances with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Manassas Symphony, Illinois Valley Symphony, Brazos Chamber Orchestra, and Clear Lake Symphony. He also has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Ken Lam, Lucia Matos, Hannah Watson, Jessica Mathaes, and the Cordova Quartet. From 2015 to 2016, he was the Artistic Director of the Classical Artists Concert Series, an organization committed to bringing great music to the North Austin area.

In 2016, Mr. Kingma was appointed as Assistant Professor of Piano at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA, where he teaches piano and piano-related courses. He previously taught at the Kingwood Music School, Houston’s First Baptist School of Fine Arts., and as a private teacher.

Mr. Kingma is in his final year of his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Rice University, were he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Roux. Former teachers include John Mortensen, Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.

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