Robin Wilson

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Internationally regarded pedagogue, Dr Robin Wilson is Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and from Jan 2023 will begin as Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Yehudi Menuhin School. He regularly serves on the faculty of the Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse in Israel, Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway and Morningside Music Bridge at The New England Conservatory in Boston. Robin is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Australasia, Asia, Israel, the UK and the USA and his students are major prizewinners of international competitions, hold principal and tutti positions with many orchestras and regularly perform as soloists internationally. In 2018 he received a National Award from the Australian String Teachers Association for outstanding services to the string community in Australia.

Robin has performed at major venues and festivals throughout Australia, USA and the UK and has released solo and chamber music recordings on Decca, ABC Classics, Vexations840 and VDE-Gallo. A member of the acclaimed Ironwood ensemble, he is a former leader of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as guest violinist with many leading Australian ensembles. Robin’s research into the historically informed performance of Brahms's music was awarded the prestigious Geiringer Prize from the American Brahms Society and he has presented lectures and recitals at major institutions throughout the US and UK, including Stanford and Yale Universities.

Robin studied in Sydney with Alice Waten and Janet Davies, and with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He plays on a violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in 1784.