Faculty & Staff
Pianist Robert Grohman enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. The New York Times music critic James Oestreich wrote that Grohman “stood out among the players” in his most recent Carnegie Hall performance. Other recent performances include concerts in Vienna, Washington, D.C., and New York City, as well as an appearance as soloist with the Vienna International Orchestra, where his original cadenza for Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.467 was hailed by conductor Robert Lehrbaumer as “the best cadenza for this concerto that I have ever heard.” Other concert engagements have included a live performance on Chicago’s WFMT Radio and two appearances in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Grohman’s studies have taken him to numerous summer festivals, the Manhattan School of Music, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and Northwestern University, from which he holds both a bachelor in music and bachelor of arts degree in mathematics.
Grohman received his doctorate of musical arts from Rutgers University, where he won numerous prizes including the Irene Alm Memorial Prize for excellence in scholarship and performance, the Music Department Award for excellence in performance, and the Rutgers Seminar Paper Prize. He had previously received a merit scholarship to attend the Mannes College of Music, where he earned a master of music degree.
In addition to teaching at Mason Gross, Grohman is also on the faculty at Montclair State University.