Pianist Rob Kovacs is an award-winning composer, musician, recording artist, music streamer and college professor. He has gained notoriety for his virtuosic note-for-note piano arrangements of classic video game soundtracks mainly from the original Nintendo Entertainment System under the name 88bit. Additionally, Kovacs has composed music for several award-winning short films, rock bands and most recently the critically acclaimed virtual reality game STRAYLIGHT – a revolutionary VR platforming experience.
Kovacs also performed with the Distant Worlds Final Fantasy orchestra and has collaborated with other artists including Mega Ran, Insaneintherainmusic, Save Point, 8-Bit Music Theory, EyeQ, The Icarus Kid, and many others. He is the first person to perform a solo version of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase by playing both piano parts on two pianos simultaneously. Kovacs is a member of the Recording Academy and a professor of composition and songwriting at Baldwin Wallace University.