Competitions & Awards
2013: World Piano Competition, Participant
2012: Sorantin International Young Artist Competition (USA), Honorable Mention
2012: New Orleans International Piano Competition, Semifinalist
2011: Brevard Music Festival Concerto Competition (USA), Winner
2011: Concert Artist Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition (USA), Semifinalist
2010: Brevard Music Festival Piano Competition, Second Prize
2010: Rice University Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention
2010: American Paderewski International Piano Competition, Semifinalist
Award-winning pianist Joseph Stern Kingma has been praised by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans for his “dazzling technique,” and his interpretation of Liszt’s Sonata in B minor was described as an “especially personal account.” Mr. Kingma has been invited for performance and masterclass engagements across the United States. This season, he has appeared with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Brazos Chamber Orchestra, along with other solo engagements in Chicago, Austin, Dallas, and Houston.
Mr. Kingma has taught at the Kingwood Music School and Houston’s First Baptist School of Fine Arts. He was also a jury member for the first annual Houston Music Teachers Association Bach-Baroque Festival Competition.