Joseph Kingma, member of the faculty at the Kingwood School of Music in Austin, Texas, is the featured piano soloist for Mythus on October 25, 2014. He is playing Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.
Winner of the 2011 Brevard Music Festival Concerto Competition and 2013 guest artist with the Clear Lake Symphony, pianist Joseph Stern Kingma has been praised for his "dazzling technique" and "uniquely personal" approach to music. He has won prizes at numerous competitions, including 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 across the United States in such venues as the St. Cecelia Music Society in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roussel Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jones Hall, Stude Concert Hall and Duncan Recital Hall in Houston, Texas, among many others.
A committed pedagogue, Mr. Kingma is on faculty at the Kingwood School of Music, where he has a successful studio. He was also a judge for the first annual Houston Music Teachers Association Bach-Baroque Festival Competition.
A versatile interpreter, Mr. Kingma has a wide-ranging repertoire that includes composers from Bach to colleagues for whom he has premiered works. Mr. Kingma is also an avid chamber musician, having played works spanning from Beethoven to Brahms to Shostakovich to Savitski.
Mr. Kingma's primary studies were with Dr. Robert Roux at Rice University, where he holds his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Former teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev, and he has coached with renowned artists such as Craig Nies, Jon Kimura Parker, Brian Connelly, and James Dunham.