Winner of the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Piatigorsky Memorial Award, the Pro Musicis Award, and a Grammy Nominee, cellist Sharon Robinson is recognized worldwide as a consummate artist, one of the most outstanding musicians of our time. Whether as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, or member of the world-renowned Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, critics and audiences alike respond to what the Indianapolis Star has called "A cellist who has simply been given the soul of Caruso."
Ms. Robinson divides her time among solo engagements, teaching, performing with her husband, violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, and touring with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Ms. Robinson and Mr. Laredo recently premiered André Previn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, performing with the orchestras of Austin, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Toronto, as well as the Pacific Symphony in California. In Europe, they premiered the Previn with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Currently, the pair are celebrating their 40 years of marriage by assembling a coalition of orchestras to co-commission a new Double Concerto for them by Chris Brubeck.
Guest appearances with orchestras include the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, National, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and San Francisco symphonies, and in Europe, the London Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Zürich's Tonhalle Orchestra, and the English, Scottish, and Franz Lizst chamber orchestras.
In 2012, Sharon Robinson joined the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Highly sought after for her dynamic master classes, she brings insight to her teaching from her lifetime experiences as a member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Ciompi String Quartet of Duke University, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, plus countless solo recitals and concerto performances.
In 2009, Ms. Robinson, along with Mr. Laredo, became co-Artistic Directors of the famed Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati. The couple also continue as co-Artistic Directors of the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle at Bard College, and Artistic Advisors for the Brattleboro Music Center in Vermont.
Sharon Robinson has recorded extensively, both as soloist and in conjunction with the KalichsteinLaredo-Robinson Trio. Recently, BRIDGE Records released Triple Doubles, an album of three new Double Concertos written for Ms. Robinson and Mr. Laredo by Daron Hagen, Richard Danielpour, and David Ludwig, plus the complete Schubert Trios with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.