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Robert Carlson

Piano

Robert Carlson

Originally from a small town in central Virginia, Robert Brooks Carlson began playing piano at the age of eight. Currently, Robert resides in New York City where he is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center and a student of Soyeon Kate Lee. In August of 2023, he will begin his appointment as Adjunct Music Faculty at Hunter College.
Robert has performed in Spain, Germany, Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Recently, he completed fellowships at Music Academy of the West, Olympic Music Festival, and the Gilmore Piano Festival. Additional
festival appearances include Saarburg, Gijón, Art of the Piano, Bowdoin, and Holland Music Sessions.
A devoted chamber musician, Robert has appeared alongside artists such as Alexander Fiterstein, Julio Elizalde, Alexi Kenney, Jennifer Culp, and Vicki
Powell. From 2020-2022, Robert proudly served as the collaborative artist for Hear Us Hear Them, a choir based in Cincinnati with the mission to highlight works by underrepresented and marginalized composers. Previous notable concert engagements have included the James Madison University Wind
Symphony and the Rapidan Orchestra of Orange, Virginia.
Prior to his studies with Soyeon Kate Lee, Robert received his Bachelor’s of
Music degree from James Madison University magna cum laude with Paulo Steinberg, along with minors in Mathematics and Honors Interdisciplinary
Studies. Previous teacher’s also include Emily Yap Chua and Nicholas Ross in Lynchburg, Virginia. Besides piano, Robert enjoys baking, coffee, and relaxing with his cat, Olive.

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