The New York Times commends Robert Auler’s playing for its “extraordinary rhythmic clarity and expression.” American Record Guide cites his “elegant tone and
uncanny sense of voicing.” The Charlotte Observer writes that Auler handles
“technical and virtuosic concerns with aplomb.” Auler’s playing has also been
described as “beautiful” (Fanfare), “superb” (Ann Arbor News), “stunning” (LaPorte
Herald-Argus), “first-rate” (Cincinnati News-Record), “truly electrifying” (Champaign-
Urbana News- Gazette) and “a knockout” (Syracuse Post-Standard).
Auler has won first prize in national and international piano competitions, including
the Society of American Musicians and the Stravinsky Awards. Auler has performed
on six continents, including performances throughout the United States, Canada,
Argentina, Venezuela, Germany, Austria, Holland, France, Denmark, the Czech
Republic, China, South Africa and New Zealand. Notable venues include Carnegie
Hall, Teatro Colon and Shanghai Symphony Hall.
Auler has performed in notable summer music festivals including the Aspen Music
Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Monadanock Festival, the Michigan City
Chamber Music Festival, the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Nantucket Musical
Arts Society and Festival A Tiempo Caracas (Venezuela).
He has collaborated with composers such as Steve Reich, Aaron Jay Kernis, Carter
Pann and George Tsontakis, and with world-class ensembles such as the Ying
Quartet, MIRO Quartet and Sybarite5.
Auler is also the founder and executive director of Laveck Concerts, a recital series
that brings world-class classical music to an underserved portion of upstate New
Auler records for Albany Records, performs frequently with Society for New Music,
and Syracuse Symphoria, and serves as Professor of Piano at the State University of
New York (Oswego). He and wife Tara have a 4-year old daughter, Katie, and a 1-
year old daughter, Caroline.
Auler is the 2016 winner of SUNY Oswego’s President’s Award for Scholarly and
Return to Music.