Celebrated pianist, Robert Cassidy, has received widespread praise for his performances and recordings of solo piano repertoire, as well as vocal and instrumental chamber music. Released in February of 2022 is a new recording of Franz Schubert’s Die Wintereisse featuring Cassidy with American baritone, Ben Lowe.
Cassidy is the Artistic Director of the Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series in Los Olivos, California. He has performed chamber music with the members of the Cleveland Orchestra, cellist Ani Aznavoorian, and violist, Richard O’Neill, among many other esteemed musicians. Cassidy has also appeared as a soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.
An extremely active and highly sought-after teacher and chamber music coach, Cassidy is in demand for master classes, workshops and lectures, private teaching, and adjudication. A former member of the faculty at Cleveland State University, Cassidy currently teaches at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and is Director of Piano Chamber Music for Santa Barbara Strings.
Dr. Cassidy holds degrees from Ball State University and the Manhattan School of Music. He also studied piano and chamber music at Indiana University with Menahem Pressler.