Pianist Margaret Kampmeier enjoys a varied career as soloist, collaborative artist and educator. Equally fluent in classical and contemporary repertoire, she has concertized and recorded extensively. Ms. Kampmeier has performed with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Kronos Quartet, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, Richardson Chamber Players, and Mirror Visions Ensemble. As orchestral keyboardist, she performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is a frequent guest of the New York Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, and Mostly Mozart Festival 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 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. She earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, and is deeply grateful to her mentors Barry Snyder, Jan Degaetani, Julius Levine, and Gilbert Kalish. In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Kampmeier is an avid reader, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. A native of Rochester, NY, she resides currently in New York City.