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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:24 PM

Robin Spielberg to Perform at Barkley Theater

Robin Spielberg to Perform at Barkley Theater
Robin Spielberg at piano.
Photo by Larry Kosson.

Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg is renowned for her emotive and masterful piano artistry. Bringing her music on a solo tour, she performs her original compositions and timeless classics from the American Songbook, cinematic soundtracks, and romantic favorites at theaters across eight states. The tour comes to the Barkley Theater at Oats Park Art Center on Saturday, February 17, at 7 p.m. Spielberg takes the audience through time and emotion, performing songs that evoke nostalgia with delicate notes and powerful crescendos that stir the soul. As she tells engaging stories between musical selections, Spielberg creates an intimate connection with her audience, making each concert a unique and unforgettable experience. Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for youth and students (with valid student ID). Doors open at 6 p.m. 

With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners worldwide with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, “Heal of the Hand.” She made her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 1997. Her latest release, “By Way of the Wind” - her first fully orchestrated work- debuted on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart in October 2023. 

Spielberg is a prolific composer with 24 recordings to her credit and appears on more than 40 compilations worldwide. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, holiday recordings, a CD of American melodies, and lullabies. She is in the top 1% of artists played on Pandora Radio, the internet’s largest radio station. In addition to over 200 million streams on that platform, she has 160,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and has sold over a million physical CDs of her piano-centric music. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Spielberg began a weekly live stream, which she continues on Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern when she is not on tour at http://www.YouTube.com/robinspielberg. 

Spielberg’s multi-faceted work in music includes mental health as a National Artist Spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association. She is a founding member of the Mindful Music Association and a C.A.R.E. Channel Artist streamed in hospitals across the country. Her work includes a tour of lectures and workshops at schools, community centers, nursing care facilities, and performing arts centers. Her popular TEDx TALK on music and wellness has over 400,000 view. 

Spielberg’s memoir, “Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland,” won the 2014 Gold Medal in the Reader’s Favorite International Book Award contest.