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Speaker: Dr. Richard Kogan

Dr. Richard Kogan

2009

Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a psychiatrist. He has been praised for his “eloquent, compelling, and exquisite playing” by the New York Times, and the Boston Globe wrote that “Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.” He has gained international renown for his groundbreaking work on the connections between music and healing and on the influence of medical and psychiatric illnesses on the creative output of composers such as Mozart Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. His DVD entitled “Music and the Mind : The Life and Works of Robert Schumann” was recently released by Yamaha. Dr. Kogan is a first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award and the Chopin Competition of the Kosciuszko Foundation, and was a recipient of the 2005 Artsgenesis Creative Achievement Award. He is a frequent chamber music collaborator with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Dr. Kogan is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his psychiatry residency training at NYU. He currently has a private practice of psychiatry in New York City and is affiliated with the Weill – Cornell Medical School as Director of its Human Sexuality Program.