Keith Kirchoff

Art Discipline: 
Jamaica Plain, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 6, 2007 to Aug 17, 2007

Keith Kirchoff, 26, is a pianist and composer, who works towards enhancing the status of classical music in American culture by educating audiences before and during performances, lecturing internationally, and stressing the importance of modern music to keep classical music alive and current. His programs focus on unusual and neglected works and his repertoire ranges from the 18th to the 21st centuries. As a composer, he has received commissions from tuba player Jeffrey Meyer, organist Mathew McConnell, and soprano Christine Keene. As a pianist, Kirchoff has played in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Portland, as well as major cities throughout Italy and The Netherlands.

Kirchoff has two CDs in pre-production: an album collecting his chamber pieces, the composer at the piano (Albany Records), and a solo piano album featuring the work of Frederic Rzewski (Bridge Records). He has also recorded for Mode Records and Zerx.