A performer on modern piano and fortepiano, Eva Mengelkoch’s artistry has been described as “formidable on both instruments, technically brilliant and poetically distinctive.” (Early Music America). Eva Mengelkoch has concertized in chamber music ensembles, as a solo recitalist and accompanist in North America, Central America, India, and throughout Western and Central Europe. She has appeared in concert venues including Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Mendelssohn-Haus in Leipzig, Tata-Theatre in Bombay, Liszt-Academy in Budapest, Chicago’s Cultural Center, Bayreuth’s Summer Piano Festival at Steingräber Hall, and Teatro Nacional in Managua. Her recordings have been released under the Centaur and Beoton labels and the Naxos Music Library and continue to be broadcast on public radio stations in the US, Canada, and Europe.
A champion of Lieder and song repertory, Eva Mengelkoch has partnered with soprano Julianne Baird in performances of Jane Austen’s music collections in New York City and Baltimore, and world premieres of newly discovered Lieder by Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
As a scholar, Prof. Mengelkoch has presented at the American Musicological Society Annual Meeting and Marquette University’s Women Studies conference. Her latest research project on Albrecht Mendelssohn’s vocal works, was supported by a fellowship of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Mendelssohn-Studien, the foremost periodical of research on the Mendelssohn family, published her article “Liebe, Lieder, Loyalitäten” in 2016 (volume 19). A critical performance edition of A. Mendelssohn’s Lieder is currently in preparation.
Dr. Mengelkoch is a much sought-after clinician and adjudicator, who has presented masterclasses for the MTA, James Madison University, Trinity College Greenwich, U.K., and The Managua School of Music, Nicaragua, and served on juries for the Washington Steinway Competition, Enkor Competition, and numerous regional MTA auditions.
Locally, Eva Mengelkoch regularly performs as a guest artist with Pro Musica Rara, and can be heard on WBCJ’s 91.5 Face the Music with Jonathan Palevsky
Eva Mengelkoch studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts with Michael Roll, and received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Indiana University as a student of Schnabel-pupil Leonard Hokanson [piano] and Elisabeth Wright (fortepiano). She is a piano professor at Towson University in Baltimore. Prior to her appointment at Towson University, Dr. Mengelkoch taught piano at Indiana University and served as a staff accompanist at DePauw University.