"He owns the future... A new piano star?" TZ Munich
"congenial music making of the highest order" Pizzicato Luxemburg
"incarnation of a musical genius" Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
As a winner of numerous national and international competitions, Robert Neumann (born 2001) was awarded with the International Classic Music Discovery Award 2017. He was described as "an exceptional gift", "one of the most promising piano talents".
Further distinctions followed. In 2018 the Jury of the SWR (radio broadcasting corporation in Southwest Germany) chose Robert as the "SWR New Talent". He will be supported for the next three years (including concerts, festivals, broadcasting and media presence).
In the same year he recieved the "Swiss Charity Award", was selected for the promotion program of the Mozart Society Dortmund and he was appointed prizwinner of "Concerthall Freiburg".
Furthermore, he will "debut" a residence in Potsdam (including solo, chamber music, workshops and collaboration with the Kammerakademie Potsdam).
The young pianist made his orchestral debut with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra when he was eight, and since then he has appeared with other orchestras, including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, German State Philharmonic Ludwigshafen, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, Praga Philharmonic Camerata and the Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Robert was a guest at the Festival "Moscow meets Friends", Summer Festival of Bad Kissingen (Kissinger Sommer), Schwetzingen Festival, the Franconian Music Days (Fränkische Musiktage), European Cultural Forum at Castle Mainau, the "Piano Festival of Young Masters", Schleswig-Holstein-Festival, Mosel Festival, Lucerne Festival, Interlaken Classics Bern, Castle Elmau and as "Artist in Residence" at the Festival "Next Generation".
Robert has also appeared in the Liederhalle Stuttgart, Tonhalle Zürich, Herkulessal München, Bregenz Festival Hall, Salle Cortot Paris, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.
Versatile as a chamber musician he has played with Daniel Müller-Schott, Julia Fischer, Sebastian Manz, Maximilian Hornung and Quartetto di Cremona.
He grew up in a multilingual family of musicians and since he was four years old Monika Giurgiuman taught him at the Stuttgart Music School. At the age of eleven Robert has been accepted as a junior student into the class of Prof. Elza Kolodin at the Freiburg Music Academy. Robert started on his B.A. in Music at the age of 15. Further he was a scholarship holder at the International Music Academy Liechtenstein.
„His interpretations, doubtless, show that he is an rare talent. Even more, that he is an exceptionally precocious musical personality.“
„Robert is exceptional in being an all-rounder beyond compare, regardless of which measures he is assessed on. His playing is free, courageous, moving, virtuosic, intelligent, and complex, all at once, characterizing him as a musician with the highest capabilities.“
Prof. Matti Raekallio, Julliard School