Violinist Lucie Robert 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 and mentor, 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 all of the major orchestras in Canada, including the Montreal Symphony under Charles Dutoit. As a recording artist, she has performed for National Public Radio, the CBC Radio Network, Radio Canada, and Radio France, and received critical acclaim for her recording of violin sonatas by Faure and Saint-Saens. 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 and the Busan Music Festival. She is currently on the faculties of the Texas Music Festival at the Moores School of Music, the MusicAlp Academy in Courchevel, France, the Duxbury Music Festival and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.
Highly sought after as a violin pedagogue, Ms. Robert has served as violin professor for the past twenty-three years at the Manhattan School of Music and the 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 Indianapolis, Young Concert Artists, Paganini, Sendai and the China International Violin Competition. Ms. Robert has served as an adjudicator for many competitions including the Montreal and Fritz Kreisler and Jozsef Szigeti International Violin Competitions.
Manhattan School of Music College faculty since 1988.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1990.