Biography

Award-winning pianist Joseph Kingma, whose sound has been described by conductors as “rich and encompassing, yet delicate and refined” and “flawless and expressive”, maintains a career as both a prolific performing artist and committed pedagogue. He has won awards in numerous international competitions, most recently First Prize in both the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Monroe Symphony League’s 2018 Marjorie Stricken Emerging Artists Competition. Formerly faculty member at Louisiana College, Joseph will be joining the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor of Piano.

His eloquent artistry and technical mastery draws invitations from recital series, universities, and orchestras across the nation. Recent performances include solo recitals at the University of Lousiana-Monroe, Union University, William Carey University, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Arts Alive! Concert Series, to name a few. A pianist with a vast repertoire, he has performed numerous concerti with orchestras across the nation, including the Brazos Chamber Orchestra, the Manassas Symphony, the Illinois Valley Symphony, and the Spring Hill Orchestra. Future engagements include recitals and masterclasses at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Ohio State University, and the University of North Alabama; solo recitals on the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Concert Series (OH), Good Shepherd International Concert Series (MN), St. James Concert Series (LA), Cathedral Concert Series (LA), and Arts Alive! Concert Series (PA); and concerto performances with the Monroe Symphony and the Spring Hill Orchestra.

A versatile musician, Joseph regularly performs as a chamber musician in a variety of genres. He has performed repeatedly with members of the Cordova Quartet, as well as with violinist Jessica Mathaes, baritone Terrance Brown, and soprano Kameryn Lueng.

In 2017, Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his DMA, where he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM at Rice University under the tutelage of Robert Roux. His earlier teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev. Joseph currently lives in Alexandria, LA with his wife (Rebecca), daughter (Eliana), and dog (Spunky).

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