Russell Kotcher is an avid chamber, solo, and orchestral musician. He has appeared as soloist several times in Germany with the Isny Festival Orchestra in both Isny and Munich, and was also a soloist at the Bodensee Festival in Bodensee, Germany.
A member of the prize winning Muhlenberg Piano Quartet, Russell was awarded several grants to commission and premiere Eric Sessler’s Piano Quartet which took place at The Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School. Past teachers include Hal Grossman, Andrew Jennings, Camilla Wicks, Ian Swensen, and William DePasquale.
He currently is a member of Symphony in C and the Chamber Orchestra of New York and serves as faculty at Temple University Preparatory School. Russell holds diplomas and degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan, and the San Francisco Conservatory.