Robert van Sice
Robert van Sice is considered one of the world's foremost performers of contemporary music for marimba. In an effort to establish the instrument as a serious artistic vehicle, he has premiered over one hundred works throughout the world.
In 1989 Mr. van Sice gave the first solo marimba recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and has since appeared in many of world's major concert halls in London, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Oslo, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Toronto, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; many of these performances have been broadcasted by the BBC, Radio Sweden, Norwegian Radio, WDR Radio, and Radio France. He frequently appears as a soloist with Europe's leading contemporary music ensembles, including the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps, and L'Itinéraire.
From 1988 to 1997, he headed Europe's first diploma program for solo marimba at the Rotterdams Conservatorium, and he returned to the United States to take up appointments at the Yale School of Music and the Peabody Institute in 1997. He has given over four hundred master classes in twenty-five countries, and his students have won prizes the world over in both chamber music and solo competitions.
Mr. van Sice joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008.