Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Theatre of Music

40 Years Strong! 


Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff has performed throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. A strong advocate for modern music, Kirchoff has premiered over 100 new works and commissioned over two dozen compositions. As part of his commitment to fostering new audiences for contemporary music, Kirchoff has appeared at colleges and universities across the United States as a lecture-recitalist. He has played with orchestras throughout the U.S., performing a wide range of concerto, including the Boston premiere of Charles Ives's Emerson Concerto and the world premier of Matthew McConnell's Concerto for Toy Piano. Kirchoff has won awards from the Steinway Society, MetLife Meet the Composer, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was named the 2011 Distinguished Scholar by the SMSA. Specializing on works which combine interactive electro-acoustics with solo piano, Kirchoff's Electroacoustic Piano Tour has been presented in eight countries, and the first album in the Electroacoustic Piano series was released in 2011 on Thinking outLOUD Records. He has also recorded on the New World, Zerx, Tantara, New Focus, and SEAMUS labels.