greg-koestraba

Dr. Greg Kostraba

Currently Content Director at WBAA Public Radio at Purdue University,​ ​Greg​ ​Kostraba has successfully combined a career as a radio professional and concert pianist. At the Fourth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, ​Kostraba​’s performances were called “mesmerizing” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and “boldly hewn” (Dallas Morning News), and garnered him semifinalist status. He has performed solo piano recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the Midwest, and been featured with orchestras and wind ensembles in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. His performances with violinist Paul Woodiel from the New Harmony Music Festival & School, and with the Toledo Symphony led by Chelsea Tipton II, have been broadcast nationwide on Performance Today. Greg has also been featured on several recordings, most recently “Trio Quelque Chose: Works for Horn, Piano & Violin” on Kickshaw Records. He also founded the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society in Lafayette, Indiana, and Chamber Music Toledo. Dr. Kostraba has studied piano and chamber music with Dorothy Bolognini, Alan Mandel, Richard Morris, Sandra Rivers, and Richard Fields, and holds masters and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.