Margaret Kampmeier, pianist, enjoys a varied career as soloist, collaborative artist and educator. Equally fluent in classical and contemporary repertoire, she has concertized and recorded extensively. In addition to her many appearances with the Saratoga Chamber Players, Ms. Kampmeier has performed with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Kronos Quartet, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, Richardson Chamber Players, and Peter Schickele. As orchestral keyboardist, she performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is a frequent guest of the American Composers Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As a recording artist, Ms. Kampmeier can be heard on the Albany, Centaur, CRI, Koch, Nonesuch, and Bridge labels.
Ms. Kampmeier teaches piano and chamber music at Princeton University, and is currently Chair and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music. She has given lecture recitals on a wide range of topics including Preludes and Fugues through the Ages, Contemporary Keyboard Techniques, and Piano Music of Women Composers. Ms. Kampmeier holds a doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied with esteemed pianist Gilbert Kalish. A native of Rochester, NY, she resides in New York City with her husband Ed Harsh, and their son Andrew.