Robert Burger has been entertaining people with his piano performances since he was three years old. At age 5, after the discovery of his rare gift of perfect pitch, Robert began intensive classical piano training with Jeffrey Marcus, of the Juiliard School, and continued on to explore jazz and 20th century piano music throughout high school, while playing in local bands and maintaining a strong interest in popular music. He studied improvisation with jazz legend Yusef Lateef at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, while expanding his wide and eclectic interests in various forms of folk, world and experimental music. He formed the chamber collective Tin Hat Trio and has established a close artistic relationship with composer John Zorn through whom he released two full-length solo recordings “Lost Photograph” and “City of Strangers.” He has graced the stage and recordings of Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Sting, Rufus Wainwright, Iron and Wine, Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Lucina Williams, among many others. He scored the Corra Films documentary feature The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan. He also has arranged music for I’m Your Man and Still Bill and has scored many films.