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 lauded her “melting tone” and “wonderfully supple approach to phrasing” in the New York Times. Ms. Robert carries on the great violin tradition of her teacher, the legendary Josef Gingold.
Ms. Robert has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician 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, Charles Neidich, Timothy Eddy, Paul Coletti and Isidore Cohen. As a recording artist, she has performed for National Public Radio, the CBC Radio, Radio-Canada, and Radio France. An active participant in the summer music festival scene, Ms. Robert has been guest artist or faculty member at festivals such as Bowdoin, the Conservatoire américain de Fontainebleau, Musicorda, Meadowmount, Orford Music, Waterloo, Busan Music Festival, and the Takayama Festival. She is currently on the faculty of the Texas Music Festival at the Moores School of Music, the MusicAlp Academy in France, the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute and the Bravo! International Music Academy in San Diego. Ms. Robert is the Artistic Director of Mannes in Unison, a concert series in New York City.
Highly sought after as a pedagogue, Ms. Robert has served for over thirty years as violin professor 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 the Seoul National University, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, 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, China, Seoul, and Szigeti competitions. Ms. Robert has served as an adjudicator for several international competitions, such as the Concours musical international de Montréal, the International Fritz Kreisler Competition, the József Szigeti International Violin and Viola Competition, the Seoul International Music Competition, and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.
Ms. Robert has been on the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1990.