Robert McDonald

College Division

College Division: 

  • Piano, Chamber Music

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Council Bluffs, IA

Awards: Gold medal at Busoni International Competition (1983); top prizes at the William Kapell International Competition and Washington International Competition; National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Award; Deutscher Schallplatten Critic's Prize. Performed extensively as a soloist and as recital partner with Isaac Stern and other celebrated instrumentalists. Appearances with San Francisco, Baltimore, Curtis Symphony Orchestras. Festivals: Aldeburgh, Marlboro, Brevard, Caramoor, Luzerne, Salzburg, Montreux, Besançon, Schleswig-Holstein. Performances with the Juilliard, American, Takács, Brentano, Borromeo, Shanghai, St. Lawrence, and Vermeer String Quartets. Recordings: Sony Classical, Musical Heritage Society, Bridge, Vox, ASV, and CRI. Piano faculty: Curtis Institute of Music, since 2007. Artistic director, Taos School of Music and Chamber Music Festival, 1982-present.

Degrees and Studies

B.M., Lawrence U.; diploma, Curtis Institute; M.M., The Juilliard School; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music. Studies with Seymour Lipkin, Rudolf Serkin, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Theodore Rehl, Beveridge Webster, and Gary Graffman.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1999.