Pianist Robert Kulek has performed with distinguished artists who include Nikolaj Znaider,
Arabella Steinbacher, Daniel Müller-Schott, Augustin Hadelich, Kyung Wha Chung, Gil Shaham,
Julia Fischer, Julian Rachlin, Viviane Hagner, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Alisa Weilerstein, as
well as the Jerusalem, Vogler, and Aviv quartets.
Mr. Kulek has performed at venues that include the Philharmonie in Berlin, Semperoper in
Dresden, Philharmonie in Cologne, Herkulessaal in Munich, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam,
Musikverein in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Tonhalle in Zurich, Victoria Hall in Geneva,
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Musée du Louvre in Paris, Mariinsky Theatre in St.
Petersburg, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre in
London, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Palau de la Música
in Barcelona, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, and Casals
and Oji halls in Tokyo, among others.
Festival appearances have included Schwetzingen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Nymphenburger
Sommer, and Rheingau in Germany; Lucerne and GAIA in Switzerland; Colmar and Saint-Denis in
France; White Nights in St. Petersburg; Storioni and Zeist in the Netherlands; Ravinia in
Chicago; and the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival.
Since 2012, Mr. Kulek has been a faculty member at the Cologne University of Music, and he
gives master classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the
Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and the Royal Irish Conservatory in Dublin.
He has recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Orfeo, Pentatone, Avie, Tudor, and
Challenge labels. His recordings have received Edison Award nominations, and have been
named Editor's Choice in Gramophone and Selection of the Month in The
An American of Latvian origin, Mr. Kulek studied at the Mannes School of Music, Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, and Yale University, as well as with Richard Goode and Maria
Curcio. He lives in the Netherlands.