Praised as “spell-binding”, “poetic”, and “flawless and expressive”, by conductors and concert presenters across the United States, pianist Joseph Kingma is acclaimed as an exciting and prolific performer. His active performing schedule includes recent guest artist appearances with the Manassas Symphony, Illinois Valley Symphony, and Brazos Chamber Orchestra, as well as solo recitals in Chicago, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Hershey, and New Canaan, among other engagements. He has also collaborated with such notable musicians as violinist Jessica Mathaes, the Cordova Quartet, and conductor Ken Lam.
Dr. Kingma has also competed in numerous international competitions, winning Audience Favorite in rounds one and two of the 2015 Cincinnati World Piano Competition, as well as prizes in the 2012 Sorantin International Young Artists Competition, the 2011 Brevard Music Festival Concerto Competition, and the 2010 Brevard Music Festival Piano Competition. As a semi-finalist in the 2012 New Orleans Piano Competition, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans blog applauded his “dazzling technique” and described his performance of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor as “an especially personal account”.
A committed teacher, Dr. Kingma is the Assistant Professor of Piano at Louisiana College, in Pineville/Alexandria, LA, where he teaches piano and piano-related courses. He is also regularly asked to teach master classes and adjudicate competitions across the country.
Dr. Kingma earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM from Rice University, where he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Roux. Former teachers include John Mortensen, Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.