Robin Wilson

Fiolin, 2. periode
Robin Wilson

Internationally regarded pedagogue, Dr Robin Wilson is Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and teaches on the faculty of the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel. He has held appointments at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australian Institute of Music, and the University of Queensland. His students are regular prize-winners of all of the major Australian competitions and many international competitions, including first prize in the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. They hold professional positions and regularly perform as soloists with the major Australian Orchestras. In 2018 Robin received a National Award from the Australian String Teachers Association for outstanding services to the string community in Australia.

As a member of the acclaimed historical performance ensemble Ironwood, Robin regularly tours nationally and internationally, performing at major venues and festivals throughout Australia, USA and the UK and has recorded for ABC Classics, Vexations840 and VDE-Gallo. He also tours nationally as a member of the Australian Octet. He has given solo recitals and been broadcast on radio throughout Australasia and his solo discography includes two discs of violin encores and the complete Schubert Sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Kemp English (Decca and Ode Records). Robin is the former Leader of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, has appeared as guest violinist with leading Australian ensembles such as the Sydney Omega Ensemble, Ensemble Liaison, Australia Quartet and Nexus 2MBSFM Virtuosi, and played for several years with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Orchestra of the Antipodes.

Holding a PhD from the University of Sydney on the historically informed performance of Brahms's music, Robin’s research was awarded the prestigious international 2014 Karl Geiringer Prize from the American Brahms Society. He has lectured and performed at numerous major international conferences and universities such as Yale University, Stanford University, City University of New York, Eastman School of Music, Leeds University, Royal College of Music London, and the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.

As a pedagogue, he is regularly invited to give masterclasses throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Asia and regularly gives masterclasses and presentations for AUSTA throughout Australia. He has presented at national pedagogy conferences, designed and taught undergraduate and postgraduate pedagogy curriculum at several universities in Australia and delivered professional pedagogy courses in Sydney.

Robin holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Performance and Pedagogy studying with Alice Waten, and worked with Janet Davies in Sydney. Robin also studied with James Buswell at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Beryl Kimber at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, and Pamela Dowsett and Jan Tawroszewicz in New Zealand.

He plays a Gagliano workshop violin, Naples, 1784.