Violinist Lucie Robert, a native of Montreal, has received enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics alike for the expressive lyricism and tonal beauty of her playing. Allan Kozinn, writing in the New York Times, lauded her “melting tone” and “wonderfully supple approach to phrasing.” Ms. Robert carries on the great violin tradition of her teacher, the legendary Josef Gingold.
Ms. Robert has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Far East in major music centers including New York, London, Chicago, Washington D.C., Vienna, Beijing, Seoul, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. She has performed over thirty different works as violin soloist with major orchestras throughout North America. Ms. Robert has also collaborated in chamber music with artists such as Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Philippe Entremont, and Isidore Cohen. As a recording artist, she has performed for National Public Radio, the CBC Radio Network, Radio Canada, and Radio France and has received critical acclaim for her recording of violin sonatas by Fauré and Saint-Saëns. An active participant in the summer music festival scene, Ms. Robert has been guest artist or faculty member at festivals such as Bowdoin, the American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau, Musicorda, Meadowmount, Orford, Waterloo, Busan Music Festival, and the Hida-Takayama Festival. She is currently on the faculties of the Texas Music Festival at the Moores School of Music, the MusicAlp Academy in France, the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute, and the Duxbury Music Festival. Ms. Robert is the artistic director of “Mannes in Unison,” a concert series in New York.
Highly sought after as a violin pedagogue, Ms. Robert has served for over twenty-five years as violin professor at Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music in New York City. She has given master classes throughout the world at prestigious institutions such as Seoul National University, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, the Glenn Gould School, and the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal. Her students have won prizes in major international competitions, including the Indianapolis, Young Concert Artists, Paganini, Sendai, China, Seoul, and Szigeti International Violin Competitions. Ms. Robert has served as an adjudicator for several international competitions, including the Montreal International Violin Competition, the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, the Jozsef Szigeti International Violin Competition, the Seoul International Violin Competition, and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.