Biography

Thanks to his versatility as a collaborative pianist, with  repertoire ranging from Bach to Ligeti, Robert Kulek regularly performs with some of the foremost instrumentalists of today, including, Nikolaj Znaider, Arabella Steinbacher, Kyung-Wha Chung, Daniel Mueller- Schott, Augustin Hadelich and Simone Lamsma. He has received high critical acclaim for his work in Europe, North America and the Far East. He has also worked with such distinguished musicians as Gil Shaham, Julia Fischer, Julian Rachlin, Viviane Hagner, Shmuel Ashkenazi and Alisa Weilerstein, as well as the Jerusalem, Vogler and Aviv Quartets.

Recognition for his recordings included the Edison nomination for a French sonata recorded with cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott, 5 stars reviews in BBC Music Magazine and Diapason for a recording of the 3 Brahms sonatas with violinist Arabella Steinbacher and a high critical acclaim for  recital disc released in Asia in May 2013 Asia with violinist Ye-Eun Choi. 
 
Robert Kulek has always had a great passion for teaching and since 2012 is a faculty member at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany where he teaches chamber music. He has also given Masterclasses in Europe and in Japan.
 
Residing in the Netherlands, Robert Kulek is an American of Latvian origin. He began his musical education at Mannes College of Music in New York with Elena Leonova, continuing  at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Joan Havill, and subsequently went on to Yale University in New Haven, studying with Boris Berman and Claude Frank, and earning a degree in Performance. He has also worked with Richard Goode and Maria Curcio.
 

Discography

Johannes Brahms - Complete works for Piano and Violin

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Sonatas for Violin and Piano by C├ęsar Franck and Richard Strauss

Arabella Steinbacher

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