Robert Kulek

Thanks to his versatility as a collaborative pianist, Robert Kulek regularly performs with some of the foremost instrumentalists of today, including Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Arabella Steinbacher and Simone Lamsma.

He has also worked with such distinguished musicians as Kyung-Wha Chung, Gil Shaham, Julia Fischer,Daniel Mueller-Schott, Augustin Hadelich, Julian Rachlin, Viviane Hagner, Shmuel Ashkenazi and Alisa Weilerstein, as well as the Jerusalem, Vogler and Aviv Quartets.

His repertoire ranges from Bach to Ligeti and includes over 120 works for duo, trio, quartet and quintet.

Robert Kulek has received high critical acclaim for his work in Europe, North America and the Far East. His concerts have taken him to venues such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, Semperoper in Dresden, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna,Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Tonhalle in Zurich, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées , Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre in London, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Chan Center in Vancouver, Palais des Beaux Arts in Montreal, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, and Casals and Ohji Halls in Tokyo

He has recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon,  EMI, Orfeo, Pentatone, Avie and Tudor labels.

Robert Kulek has always had a great passion for teaching and Since 2012 is a faculty member at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany where he teaches chamber music and since 2019 a faculty member at the Conservatory of Amsterdam working with piano and string duos.  He has given Masterclasses at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen and the Royal Irish Conservatory in Dublin.

Robert Kulek began his musical education at Mannes College of Music in New York with Elena Leonova, then studied 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, earning a degree in Performance. He has also worked with Richard Goode and Maria Curcio.