Praised by the New York Concert Review as “…astonishingly good…” and “…a rare gift…”, award-winning pianist Joseph Kingma continues to be in high demand as a performer and teacher. He currently teaches independently through his in-person and online teaching studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his students consistently excel in festivals and competitions.
The 2022-23 season included re-engagements with the Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota and the Manassas Symphony, performing Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, respectively. Additionally, he performed as a guest artist for the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Piano Series International, Florida International University, Samford University, Carson-Newman University, and the Epiphany Tuesday Concert Series. He was asked by the American Liszt Society to perform Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy at its 2023 Liszt Festival, celebrating the Schubert-Liszt connection. Additionally, he will be the 2023 Conference Artist for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association.
A frequent concerto soloist, he has been engaged with the Rapides Symphony, Monroe Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, Spring Hill Orchestra, and Brazos Chamber Orchestra. His solo engagements include Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, New York’s Yamaha Artist Services Performance Series, the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series, the Music Institute of Chicago, the Timucua Arts Foundation, L’Oasis Musicale, and many others. Several of his performances have been featured on Chicago’s classical music radio station, 98.7 WFMT. He has earned repeat performances with the Palm Beach Chamber Music and Sonus International Music Festivals.
Joseph has won awards in many international competitions, including first prize in the American Liszt Society’s first Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, third prize in the 2022 American Prize Competition for his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 with the Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota.
Joseph earned his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin with Anton Nel, and his MM and BM from Rice University with Robert Roux. His younger years were significantly influenced by his studies with Elena Arseniev, Philip Pletcher, and Aviram Reichert.
Joseph taught at Louisiana College from 2016-2018, and held the position of Keyboard Division Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Piano at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL, from 2018-2023.