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Robert Roux
Professor
Professor of Piano
 
e-mail:rjroux@rice.edu
 
  • B.M., Loyola University
  • M.M. (1970), University of Texas at Austin
  • D.M.A. (1980), University of Texas at Austin
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Websites
 Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Oct. 27
 
Research Areas
 Piano Performance
 
Teaching Areas
 Piano Performance, Chamber Music
 
Creative Works
 Performances - Beethoven Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 31,#3
 Solo Piano Performance, Robert Roux, Richardson Music Teachers Association, Richardson, TX (October 9, 2013)
 
 Performances - Brahms Piano Works from Op. 79 and Op. 117
 Solo Piano Performance for Piano/Summer at New Paltz Gala Concert, Robert Roux, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (July 6, 2013)
 
 Performances - Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E'Flat Major
 Performed Orchestral Reduction on 2nd Piano. This was the winning performance in the 2013 Jacob Flier International Piano Comeptition., Ketevan Kartvelishvili soloist, Robert Roux, 2nd Piano, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (July 19, 2013)
 
 Performances - Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E'Flat Major
 Performed Orchestral Reduction on 2nd Piano. This was the winning performance in the 2013 Jacob Flier International Piano Comeptition., Ketevan Kartvelishvili soloist, Robert Roux 2nd Piano,
 
 Performances - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
 Played Orchestra Part, transcribed for Piano, Hui Shan Chin, soloist, Robert Roux, 2nd Piano, Duncan Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX (November 8, 2013)
 
 Performances - Concerto performance of Liszt Concerto No. 1 for a convention of the American Liszt Society
 Part of a program of the complete works of Franz Liszt for piano and orchestra, Robert Roux, pianist, with the Sinfonia da Camera, conducted by Ian Hobson, Krannert Center, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (March 4, 2004)
 
 Performances - Concerto performance of Rachmaninoff Concerto NO. 2 with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
 Robert Roux-pianist, Larry Rachleff-conductor, Stude Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas (April 23, 2004)
 
 Performances - Faculty Chamber Music Concert for the Shepherd School of Music
 Works of Weber, Mozart and Brahms, Robert Roux-pianist, Kenneth Goldsmith-violin, James Dunham-viola, Christopher French-cello, Duncan Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas (February 24, 2004)
 
 Performances - Solo and chamber performance for the Amarillo Chamber Music Society
 Works of Johannes Brahms, Robert Roux, Amarillo Chamber Music Society, Amarillo, Texas (June 12, 2004)
 
 Performances - Solo appearance playing Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue for the Amalfi Coast Music Festival - "American Portrait"
 Robert Roux, Oratorio dell/Arciconfraternita, Vietri-sul-Mare, Italy (July 7, 2004)
 
 Performances - Solo appearing playing Mozart Sonata K. 330 for the Amalfi Coast Music Festival
 Program entitled "Farewell to Amalfi", Robert Roux, Basilica / Museo del Crocifisso, Amalfi, Italy (July 7, 2004)
 
 Performances - Solo recital for the Amalfi Coast Music Festival - "An evening of Beethoven and Brahms"
 Sponsored by Istituzione Cultura Capri, Robert Roux, Teatro Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri, Italy (June 5, 2004)
 
 Performances - Solo recital for the Piano Wellness Seminar
 Works of Menotti, Beethoven and Brahms, Robert Roux, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (August 4, 2004)
 
 Performances - Concerto performance
 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2, Robert Roux with Orchestra North, Ron Ocha conducting, Houston, Texas (May 18, 2003)
 
 Performances - Lecture recital
 Guest Artist for Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association, Robert Roux, Forshey Piano, Clear Lake Store, Clear Lake, Texas (2/5/03)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Faculty Artist Series, Robert Roux, Shepherd School of Music, Duncan Hall (2/10/03)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Robert Roux, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (2/3/03)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series for Northeastern State University, College of Arts and Letters, Robert Roux, Bethany Lutheran Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2/7/03)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist for Portland State University Recital Series, Robert Roux, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (November 9, 2003)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC (October 27, 2003)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Milford, New Hampshire (October 18, 2003)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Faculty for Piano Wellness Seminar, Robert Roux, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (August 6, 2003)
 
 Performances - Concerto Performance
 Gershwin Concerto in F, Robert Roux with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Ankara, Turkey (November 24 & 25, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Appearance
 Liszt Sonata in B Minor, Robert Roux, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (May 25, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Appearance
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, Houston Music Fantasia, Houston, Texas (6/22/02)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Robert Roux, Luther College, Decorah College (May 8, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guest Artist Series, Robert Roux, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin (May 10, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Convention Artist, Robert Roux, Nebraska Music Teachers Association, Kearney, Nebraska (Ocxtober 24, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Piano Wellness Seminar, Robert Roux, Gardiner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina (July 31, 2002)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, McKinney Symphony Orchestra 5th Young Artist Competition, McKinney, Texas (2/19/02)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana (4/16/02)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, Houston Music Teachers Association, Houston, Texas (1/9/02)
 
 Performances - Collaborative appearance
 Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Robert Roux and John Perry, One Piano Four Hands, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Orlando, Florida (10/24/01)
 
 Performances - Concerto Performance
 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor", Robert Roux and National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Auditorio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica (5/29/01)
 
 Performances - Concerto performance
 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor", Robert Roux and National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Teatro Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica (5/27/01)
 
 Performances - Solo and Collaborative Appearance
 Faculty Artist for Annual Shepherd Society Concert, Robert Roux and Kathleen Winkler, Stude Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas (9/23/01)
 
 Performances - Solo appearance
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois (6/13/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Robert Roux, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana (1/9/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Faculty Artist for Piano Wellness Seminar, Robert Roux, Gardiner Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina (8/1/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1/18/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Faculty Artist Series, Robert Roux, Rice University - Duncan Hall, Houston, Texas (3/13/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist for Piano Festival Northwest, Robert Roux, Miller Hall, World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon (7/12/01)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Robert Roux, McMurry College, Abilene, Texas (1/21/02)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, "Celebrate the Arts" for Lake Houston Cultural Arts Council, Kingwood, Texas (3/24/01)
 
 Performances - Chamber performance
 Shepherd School Faculty Artist Series, Robert Roux, Paul, Katz, and Kathleen winkler, Duncan Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas (2/9/00)
 
 Performances - Concerto Performance with Shepherd School Symphony
 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, Robert Roux, soloist and Larry Rachleff, conductor, Stude Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas (3/24/00)
 
 Performances - Concerto performance with Symphony North
 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, Robert Roux, soloist and Ron Ocha, conductor, Houston, Texas (5/21/00)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Beethoven Society for Pianists, Robert Roux, University of Illinois at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois (6/14/00)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guewst Artist Series, Robert Roux, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas (December 4, 2000)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Piano Wellness Seminar, Robert Roux, Gardiner Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina (7/31/00)
 
 Performances - Solo Recital
 Guest Artist, Robert Roux, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California (12/8/99)
 
 Performances - Solo appearance
 A Memorial Tribute to William Race, Robert Roux, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (7/8/99)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 New Orleans Institute for the Performing Arts, Robert Roux, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (8/5/99)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Robert Roux, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland (7/11/99)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Cedarhurst Schweinfurth Music Festival, Robert Roux, Schweinfurth Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois (6/20/99)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Beethoven Society for Pianists, Robert Roux, Humboldt, Iowa (12/18/99)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Concert Series, Robert Roux, Blue Ridge Community College, Henderson, North Carolina (11/8/99)
 
 Performances - Chamber recital
 Rockfish Chamber Music Series, Evans Center, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Wintergreen, Virginia, (July 13, 1998)
 
 Performances - Guest Artist solo recital
 Dorian Keyboard Festival, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, (November 12, 1998)
 
 Performances - Rachmanioff Piano Concerto #2
 Clear Lake Symphony, University of Houston at Clear Lake, Clear Lake, Texas, (May 30, 1998)
 
 Performances - Shepherd School of Music Faculty Artist Series
 Robert Roux and Kathleen Winkler, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, (February 25, 1998)
 
 Performances - Shepherd School of Music Faculty Artist Series Chamber Concert
 Robert Roux, Kenneth Goldsmith, Norman Fischer, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, (March 13, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, (June 25, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Evans Center, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Wintergreen, Virginia, (July 9, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 American Liszt Society tour of China, Xian Conservatory of Music, Xian, China, (September 17, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 American Liszt Society tour of China, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Wuhan, China, (September 24, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 American Liszt Society tour of China, Chengdu Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, China, (September 20, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Cedarhurst Schweinfurth Music Festival, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, (June 12, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Beethoven Society for Pianists, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois, (June 9, 1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recital
 Guest Artist Series, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, (June 25, 1998)
 
Presentations
 Lectures
 

""A Performer's Approach to Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op. 31#3"." Richardson Music Teachers Association, Richardson, TX. (October 9, 2013)

 
 Other
 

"Interview in the winter 2004 Sallyport magazine article "Keyboard Magic" by David Medina." Sallyport Magazine of Rice University, Houston, Texas. (January 2005)

 
 

"Adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association South Central Division Young Artist Competition." Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. (January 18, 2004)

 
 

"Adjudicator for Forum Young Artist Competition." Forum Music Teachers Association Young Artist Competition, Houston, Texas. (May 3, 2003)

 
 

"Adjudicator for Van Cliburn Institute." Van Cliburn Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. (March, 2003)

 
 

"Adjudicator for Van Cliburn Institute Concerto Competition." Van Cliburn Institute, Fort Worth, Texas. (June 7, 2003)

 
 

"Robert Roux and Donald Doucet, "Brahms Piano Concerto #2." performance, Kingwood Music Teachers Association, Kingwood, Texas. (March 9, 2000)

 
 

"Robert Roux, Paul Katz and Kathleen Winkler, chamber performance." Shepherd School of Music Faculty Artist Series Chamber Concert, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (February 9, 2000)

 
 

"Shepherd School Symphony, "Brahms Piano Concerto #2 ." performance, Stude Concert Hall, Rice University , Houston, Texas. (March 24, 2000)

 
 

"Solo recital." performance, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. (December 4, 2000)

 
 

"Solo recital." performance, Beethoven Society for Pianists, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois. (June 14, 2000)

 
 

"Symphony North, "Mozart Piano Concerto #17." performance, Houston, Texas. (May 21, 2000)

 
 

"Why the Score Tells You Everything You Need to Know Except What is Essential." World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. (October 24, 1998)

 
 Panelist
 

"Panel Discussion - "How Teaching of Musical Meaning Can Solve most Technical and other Difficulties"." 9th Annual World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 28, 2004) With Luiz de Moura Castro and Adam Wibrowski

 
 Workshops
 

"12 hours of masterclasses given for the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition." Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Palm Desert, California. (January 11-12, 2005)

 
 

"Adjudicator and Clinician for Musicfest Northwest." Musicfest Northwest, Spokane, Washington. (May9-14, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for Amalfi Coast Music Festival." Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Vietri-sul-Mare, Italy. (July 4, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for Amalfi Coast Music Festival." Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Vietri-sul-Mare, Italy. (July 6, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for Piano Wellness Seminar." Piano Wellness Seminar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (August 5, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for Prague International Piano Masterclasses." Prague International Piano Masterclasses, Prague, Czech Republic. (July 17, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for Shepherd School annual Pianofest." Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (June 17, 2004)

 
 

"Masterclass for The University of Texas at Tyler." The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas. (October 23, 2004)

 
 

"4 Masterclasses." Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. (November 8, 10, 11, & 12, 2003)

 
 

"Masterclass." Piano Wellness Seminar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (August 7, 2003)

 
 

"Masterclass." Prague International Piano Masterclasses, Prague, Czech Republic. (July 16, 2003)

 
 

"Masterclass." Shepherd School Pianofest, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (June 5, 2003)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Kana Mimaki, a DMA student of Dr. Roux, was co-winner of the Shepherd School piano concerto competition., Shepherd School of Music (3-27-04)

 Jeffrey Neufeld, a masters student of Dr. Roux, performed Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Shepherd School Symphony conducted by Larry Rachleff., Shepherd School of Music (3-26-04)

 Kana Mimaki, a DMA student of Dr. Roux, was a finalist in the Entergy Young Artists Music Competition in Conroe, Texas., Entergy Young Artists Music COmpetition (3-6-04)

 Clara Shin, DMA student of Dr. Roux, was awarded Silver Medal in the World Piano Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio, World Piano COmpetition (9-12-04)

 Biographical Sketch, Who's Who in America (Yr. 2003)

 Master Class, University of Wisconsin at Platteville (5/11/02)

 Master Class, Prague International Piano Masterclasses (7/15/02)

 Master Class, Nebraska Music Teachers Association (10, 25, 02)

 Master Class, Billkent Conservatory (11/19/02)

 Master Class, Luther College (5/7/02)

 Adjudicator, Texas Music Teachers Association (10/10/02)

 Faculty and Associate Director, Prague International Piano Master Classes (7/14-25/02)

 Adjudicator, McKInney Symphony 5th Young Artist Competition (10/20/02)

 Master Class, McKinney Symphony 5th Young Artist Competition (4/20/02)

 Faculty, Piano Wellness Seminar (7/29-8/2)

 Adjudicator, Nebraska Music Teacher Association (10/26/02)

 Residency, Billkent Conservatory (11/18-29)

 Adjudicator, Nina Wideman Competition (12/6-8/02)

 Master Class, Billkent Conservatory (11/21/02)

 Chair, Performance Committee, World Piano Pedagogy Conference (10/25/01)

 Masterclass., Prague International Piano Masterclasses (7/16/01)

 Masterclass., The University of Michigan at Ann arbor (1/18/01)

 Masterclass., National Conservatory of Music (5/25/01)

 Ten Year Service Award, Rice University (2/6/01)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Residency
 Faculty member of 9th Annual World Piano Pedagogy Conference. , Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 27-30, 2004)
 Residency, Portland State University. A one-week residency, including two recitals and four masterclasses, Portland, Oregon. (November 7-15, 2003)
 Summer Festival
 Associate Director and Faculty, Prague International Piano Masterclasses. An eleven day event, held July 14-25 every year since 1996, Prague, Czech Republic. (July 14-25)
 Faculty and Associate Director of Prague International Piano Masterclasses. An annual ten-day piano festival held in Prague, sponsored by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. (July 14-25, 2004)
 Faculty member of Piano Wellness Seminar. An annual five-day piano festival, directed by Sheila Paige, devoted to promotion od healthy mental and physical approaches to the instrument and the prevention of injury, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (June 2-6, 2004)
 Faculty of Amalfi Coast Music Festival. Faculty member of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, which is a three-week long annual festival in Southern Italy., Vietri-sul-Mare, Italy. (6/20 - 7/10 - 2004)
 Faculty, Piano Wellness Seminar. The PWS is a one week event, offered in early August since 1999., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (August 3-8, 2003)
 Piano/Summer at New Paltz Faculty Member. A summer piano festival of international scope, directed by the renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman, featuring intensive private lessons, masterclasses, and recitals. It annually hosts the Jacob Flier Piano Competition., State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. (July 6-27, 2013)
Hidemi Minagawa, one of our Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program graduates and a student of Robert Roux, won the 2012 Jacob Flier Competition and performed a winner's recital on July 10, 2013.

 University of Florida International Piano Festival. A summer piano festival on international scope with faculty from the Juilliard School of Music, The University of Florida and Rice University. The festival features intensive private lessons, public masterclasses and student recitals. , University of Florida at Gainesville. (June 18-23, 2013)
Juries
 Jury
 Texas Music Teachers Association 11 th and 12th Grade Solo contest. Judging in the solo pre-college event., Grapevine, Texas. (June 13, 2013)
 Master Class
 Public Masterclass at University of Florida International Piano Festival. Public teaching of four students from the United States and China., University of Florida at Gainesville. (June 27, 2013)
Positions Held
 Member, Board of Directors, American Liszt Society. (2003 - 2003)

 Member, Board of Directors, American Liszt Society. (2004 - 2004)

 Associate Director, Prague International Piano Masterclasses. (2004 - 2004)

 Associate Director, Prague International Piano Masterclasses. (2003 - 2003)

 President, Rice University Chapter of the American Liszt Society. (2004 - 2004)