Richard Kogan, a psychiatrist and world class concert pianist who is studying the relationship between mental illness and creativity, recommended listening to Music and the Mind : The Life and Works of Robert Schumann when asked for a recommended reading.
Dr. Kogan is a first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award and the Chopin Competition of the Kosciuszko Foundation, and he was a recipient of the 2005 Artsgenesis Creative Achievement Award. He is a frequent chamber music collaborator with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Dr. Kogan will appear during the ideaFestival at the Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater. He will perform and discuss the work of George Gershwin.