"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 youth 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, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schleswig-Holstein-Festival, Mosel Festival, Lucerne Festival, Interlaken Classics Bern, and Krzyzowa-Music.
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, Olli Mustonen and Quartetto di Cremona.
Robert Neumann regularly initiates and draws special projects.
At the age of 17 he was artist in residence at the festival Next Generation in Bad Ragaz/Switzerland.
In 2020 he conceived a Beethoven program together with Tanja Tetzlaff, Dominik Wollenweber, Sebastian Manz, Guilhaume Santana and Stefan Dohr and performed it across Germany.
In 2021 (Corona postponed) he had four Beethoven sonatas to give in the context of a complete cycle among others such as Roger Muraro, Claire Huangci and Benjamin Grosvenor in Biel/Bienne/Switzerland.
On 09.05.22 on Europe Day, all ARD stations broadcasted a Europe Concert, which Robert Neumann, as the idea provider, performed live in the SWR Studio together with the Ukrainian violinist Alexey Semenenko and Russian cellist Alexey Stadler. A following concert , including premieres of commissioned works, is planned in 2023.
In 2023 Robert's second CD with works by Robert Schumann and Modest Mussorgsky will be produced and released by SWRmusic.
He is also founding of a piano festival, which will take place for the first time in 2024 and will present mainly international pianists of the younger generation.
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.
"Robert is a very intelligent musician who is capable of grasping a work in its entirety. Technically, he can transform anything... in concert, he is incredibly alert and vigilant, able to react as well as act, which makes working with him so rewarding."
Julia Fischer, violinist
„His interpretations, doubtless, show that he is an rare talent. Even more, that he is an exceptionally precocious musical personality.“
Peter Cossé, music journalist
„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