Robert Aust started his pianistic career with an award at the German Music Competition in 2012, where he was able to convince both with his soloistic as well as chamber music playing. In 2009, he was also a prize winner at the international chamber music competition in Val Tidone (Italy).
Robert Aust has established himself as a sought-after soloist, chamber music partner and Lied accompanist, performing in renowned concert halls around the world. Thus he also regularly undertakes concert tours to Latin America and performed in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Haiti. Further concerts brought him to North Africa and the Middle East as well as to numerous countries in Europe.
Collaborating with local musicians and composers as well as teaching at foreign universities is a great passion of the pianist. As a soloist with orchestra he performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de El Salvador, the Orquesta Sinfónica UANL México, the Orquesta Filharmónica de Gauyaquil Ecuador, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Germany and the Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern Germany. In June 2022 he presented himself as soloist with several orchestras in Peru. Most recently, he has given master classes at universities such as the the Universidad de Costa Rica, the Universidad de Panamá, the Universidad EAFIT Medellín or the Conservatorio de Quito. During summer 2022 he was invited to teach as guest professor at the Universidad Autónoma Nuevo León Monterrey in México and will begin a guest lectureship at the Universidad Panamericana en Mexico-City this year.
Radio recordings and concert broadcasts by the most important german as well as several mexican broadcasters document many of his concerts. CD recordings on the GENUIN label also complement his musical work. His newest CD with the title ‘Fin de siècle’ was recently nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award and the ‘Opus Klassik’.
Robert Aust studied at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Heidi Köhler and at the Rostock University of Music and Theater with Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit. He also received important musical impulses from master classes by Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Prof. Klaus Hellwig, Prof. Pavel Gililov, Prof. Bernd Goetzke, Prof. Einar Steen-Nökleberg and Prof. Matti Raekallio.
Since 2020 he is working at the Robert Schumann University of Music in Düsseldorf, Germany.