Pianist Eva Mengelkoch has performed extensively in chamber music ensembles, solo recitals, and as an accompanist on modern and historic keyboard instruments in North America, Central America, India, and throughout western and central Europe. The venues she has performed at include Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Mendelssohn-Haus in Leipzig, the Tata-Theatre in Bombay, the Liszt-Academy in Budapest, and the Teatro Nacional in Managua. Her recital at Chicago’s Cultural Center for the “Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series” was broadcast live on WFMT Radio.
She has recorded for the Beoton and Centaur labels and her latest CD, released in 2009, features sonatas by Joseph Haydn performed on Hammerklavier and modern piano. It is included in the Naxos Music Library and has been broadcast on public radio stations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Early Music America describes her artistry as “formidable on both instruments, technically brilliant and poetically distinctive.”
Recent engagements include a concert at the Mendelssohn-Year-Festival in Leipzig, a recital on Liszt’s grand piano at the Bayreuther Sommerklavierfestival to rave reviews, and performances with soprano Julianne Baird at the Gotham Early Music Showcase in New York City, with Pro Musica Rara in Baltimore, and at the Jane-Austen-National-Conference in New York City.
Mengelkoch studied with British pianist Michael Roll at the Folkwang University of the Arts, and received her graduate degrees at Indiana University as a student of Leonard Hokanson (piano) and Elisabeth Wright (fortepiano and harpsichord). She is a recipient of fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Banff Center for the Arts, Villa Musica, and a 2008 Performing Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
At Towson University she is a professor of piano and coordinator of the keyboard division. She also founded and continues to serve as the artistic director of the Cylburn Chamber Music Series in Baltimore. Prior to this she taught piano at Indiana University and served as a staff accompanist at DePauw University.