Robert Buxton, piano
Robert Buxton studied under Vladimir Viardo at the University of North Texas (M.M. and D.M.A. degrees) and with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music (B.M. degree). He is on the piano faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed; in New York, at Symphony Space, the YIVO institute, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Spanish Consulate, and Steinway Hall, in Europe, at the Scuola di Musica in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca, Italy), and the Maison Erard (Amsterdam, Netherlands), and in Japan, in Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture, Kyoto, and Tokyo. His interviews and recordings have been featured on major classical radio stations in New York and Kyoto. Most recently, he has given lecture-recitals at the Governors Club, Carol Woods, and the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, N.C. His doctoral dissertation elucidates the role of memory in Rachmaninoff’s piano music, through the philosophy of Henri Bergson. Through teaching, writing, and performing, he seeks to bring music from the past to life today through deep connections with philosophy, literature, and painting. He is also a composer, and performs his own solo piano music and transcriptions.