Joseph Kingma is the featured piano soloist for Inspirations, the Manassas Symphony's Concert on March 4, 2023. He is playing playing Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.
American artist Joseph Kingma is a concert pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Recognized for both the unique beauty of his sound and the emotional intensity of his performances, he has won awards in several international competitions, including first prize at the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition. He has also appeared as a semi-finalist and/or won awards in the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, the Sorantin Young Artist Interantional Competition, and the Concert Artist Guild Competition.
He performs regularly as a concerto soloist, having been engaged to solo with the Monroe Symphony, Manassas Symphony, Illinois Valley Symphony, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, and Spring Hill Orchestra, among others. He maintains an active schedule as a recitalist and has performed such series as the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, the Good Shepherd International Concert Series, Coastal Carolina University’s Piano Series, and the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, to name a few. Additionally, his performances have been broadcast on Chicago’s 98.7-WFMT. He is currently represented in North and South America by Elegy Artist Management.
Joseph joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University as Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Division in 2018 where he teaches piano performance, pedagogy, and literature. He enjoys teaching masterclasses for pre-college and college students and has been invited to teach and perform at the Pensacola MTA, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, William Carey University, University of North Alabama, and University of Toledo. Additionally, he teaches select advanced students through the PBA preparatory department.
Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his DMA, where he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM at Rice University under the tutelage of Robert Roux. He has participated in masterclasses and coachings with Norman Krieger, Tali Morgulis, Sandra Wright Shen, Alan Chow, Craig Nies, and Jon Kimura Parker. His earlier teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.