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. She has performed with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Kronos Quartet, and Mirror Visions Ensemble. As orchestral keyboardist, she performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and has subbed in the New York Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. She co-founded New Millennium Ensemble, a new music sextet that won the 1995 Naumburg chamber award. She has performed and recorded hundreds of new works, and has worked with composers of all ages and stages.
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, where she is also Coordinator of Piano Studies. In addition, she has been Chair of Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program since 2014. As director of this intensive two-year Master’s course of study, she has become known for her collaborative leadership style, inspired teaching, clarity of vision, and inclusive programming. Ms. Kampmeier earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, and is deeply grateful for the shared wisdom of her mentors, Barry Snyder, Jan Degaetani, Julius Levine, and Gilbert Kalish.