Dr. Richard Kogan received a standing ovation last Friday night in the Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall at the conclusion of our fundraiser, “The Mind and Music of Chopin.”
Richard Kogan, M.D. 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.”
Dr. Kogan has gained renown for his lecture/recitals that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, and Bernstein.
Dr. Kogan is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music Pre-college, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School. He completed a psychiatry residency and an academic fellowship at NYU. He is the Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program and is also the Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Human Sexuality Program.