BMHOF Class of 2007
Receiving his early musical training singing in a choir in his hometown of Williamsville, Robert Kinkel continued his education singing in choirs and playing in Williamsville school bands until he attended Hamilton College where he attained his degree in music, studying composition, piano and organ.
Having taken a job as an assistant engineer on production at The Record Plant Studios in NYC, Robert quickly worked his way up to become an independent session keyboardist and writer, and eventually pioneered a technique of sound design that he used as a producer. The numbers of commercial jingles he wrote and played on are legion.
After playing keyboards and doing orchestrations for the "Savatage" album "Hall of the Mountain King", Robert moved out in front as a member of the creative team for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, finally serving as Musical Director for all albums, TV shows and concerts for the wildly popular international group.
Back - 2007