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Robert Wyatt

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Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music recitals. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, Mr. Wyatt has also performed at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Boston’s Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.

He has been a lecture/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for fifteen years and served as an exhibition artist for the Smithsonian’s Piano 300 exhibition. As a “Smithsonian Scholar,” Mr. Wyatt has presented musical programs in school systems under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation. In April 2006, he was selected by the United States State Department to present a series of lecture/recitals in Canada.

Recognized for scholarly as well artistic abilities, Wyatt has presented programs for national conventions of the College Music Society, the Society for American Music and the Music Teachers National Association, where he is known as a specialist in 20th century American music. In 1987, he discovered several unpublished piano preludes by George Gershwin, and in the ensuing years has pursued research that has established him as one of the nation's foremost Gershwin scholars. Wyatt is the co-editor of The George Gershwin Reader, published by Oxford University Press in 2004, followed by a paperback edition issued in 2007.