Biography

David Kosutic

Chris Holtmeier

“Kosutic thrilled the audience…genuine musicianship and excellent technique” New York Concert Review 2000. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, David Kosutic was first featured on WGMA “Spotlight Hour” at the age of sixteen, and currently enjoys a career as a piano teacher and performer. Following the completion of his Doctor of Music at Indiana University (Bloomington) as a student of Luba Edlina, he has performed at numerous venues including Carnegie Hall Weill Hall, The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and The Sheldon in St. Louis. He has been a featured soloist with the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra under Vicki Gau, playing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, and has appeared frequently on many local recital series, including The Alden Theater “Rising Stars Series,” National City Christian Church’s “Music at Midday,” Georgetown University “Friday Music Series” (presenting both a masterclass and recital), The Lyceum, as well as The Church of the Epiphany “Tuesday Morning Series,” and First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. He has appeared with noted Grieg Scholar William Halverson on numerous occasions playing the music of Edvard Grieg in lecture/recitals; and The Norwegian Embassy presented them both in a Christmas recital in the Union Station Great Hall as part of their Gifts of Norway exhibition. The composer Robert Schumann is one of Dr. Kosutic’s favorites, and he has presented lecture recitals on Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16 at different venues, most notably for the College Music Society conference at SUNY. Dr. Kosutic has been active in Washington Performing Arts Society’s “Arts for Every Student Program” performing in DC Public Schools as well as CHIME (Community Help in Music Education) Programs in the Schools. As a teacher, he maintains an active piano studio in Falls Church, VA, with students placing in local and state level competitions. In his spare time Dr. Kosutic enjoys reading, walking, and exploring the rich cultural history and traditions of his home state of Virginia.