Robert (Bobby) Levinger, a Wisconsin native, resides in Houston, Texas, where he pursues a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Moores School of Music of the University of Houston. There, he studies with internationally recognized pianist Nancy Weems.
Pre-college studies included approximately five years in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Paul Wirth. Robert has performed with several orchestras, including the Mississippi Valley, Austin Symphony, Madison Symphony, and Moores Symphony Orchestras. His performance of the Grieg Concerto with the Madison Symphony in Overture Hall was presented live on Wisconsin Public Television and Radio in 2014.
In 2016, Robert was a national finalist in the MTNA Steinway and Sons Young Artist Competition. His awards include medals in the Young Texas Artists’, Houston Tuesday Musical, and San Antonio Young Artist competitions.
Most recently, Robert was a semifinalist in the 2017 San Jose International Piano Competition, and won the Moores School of Music Concerto Competition. Aside from music, Robert enjoys being a Green Bay Packers’ fan, Star Wars aficionado, and an avid word game player among other things.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Minor, WTC I
Beethoven Sonata in A-flat major, Op.110
Liszt Transcendental Etude No.12 “Chasse-neige”
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B-flat Major. Op.83
Chopin Three Mazurkas, Op.56
Medtner Sonata in F Minor, Op.5