Justin Kolb, pianist

“Mr. Kolb plowed ahead with engaging spiritedness and a flashy technique.”

— Alex Ross
New York Times

“A winning combination of brilliance and affection from pianist Justin Kolb.”

— John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune

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Justin Kolb’s performances have wide appeal with always interesting and often humorous commentary. His programming champions music by living American composers as well as music that lives in undeserved obscurity. Such programming includes works by Herman Cohen (infamous young ward of Franz Liszt) and the Afro-Cubano Sonata by Cuban composer Alfredo Dietz Nieto.

A popular clinician and motivational speaker, Justin Kolb is frequently engaged by colleges and universities to present his interactive "power talks" addressing today’s critical topics: entrepreneurism, tasteful self-promotion, and community engagement. Middle, Intermediate and Secondary school programs include musical enrichment and Arts in Education presentations to a variety of audiences including students, parents and district school boards. His high-powered "motivational clinics" are powerful and empowering.

Educational Programs and Clinics

Albany Records

“Kolb plays with an exciting style bringing the enticing lyricism of the “Spirited” movement to life.”

Clavier Magazine

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