Julliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist
The Mind and Music of George Gershwin
Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a psychiatrist. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. He has been praised for his “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 forces and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Scott Joplin.
Dr. Kogan has given these programs at medical conferences, music festivals, concert series, and other venues throughout the world. Dr. Kogan humanizes medicine as he shares an insight and journey into some of the most creative minds.