Violinist Anne Robert is renowned for her “sensibility, warm sound, dexterity and elegant phrasing” (The Strad Magazine, London). She enjoys an active career as a chamber musician and regularly plays in Canada, Europe and Asia. First violin for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for twelve years, she is a member of the Trio Hochelaga, which she founded in 2000, with whom she gave over 500 concerts worldwide, including the Premiere in 2003 of the Triple Concerto by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu, accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
Anne Robert also gives many recitals with organist Jacques Boucher. For two seasons each, she was Concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval and Assistant Concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. Anne Robert was the Artistic director of the Music Summer Festival at the historic Maison Trestler for 7 years. She co-founded MAESTRIA, an artistic and charitable project that supports the Funds for the prevention and treatment of hereditary linked cancers from the CHUM Foundation. In 2018, she was awarded the price for Exceptional engagement from the Quebec breast cancer Foundation, given by the National Bank of Canada.
Anne Robert’s discography contains more than forty titles that reveal her vast and varied repertoire and her particular affinity with French post-romantic music. Among those recordings are some first editions of works by composers such as Dubois, Tournemire, Huré, Lazzari, Vierne and Migot. She regularly gives masterclasses and serves on juries, notably for the Montreal International Music Competition and the Tibor Varga Competition, in Switzerland. She was awarded many grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and has the ongoing support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and of the Conseil des arts de Montréal for her different artistic projects.
She received the highest diplomas in interpretation from Indiana University, the Royal Academy of Music of London and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Her teachers were Josef Gingold , Manoug Parikian and Taras Gabora for the violin and Menahem Pressler, Janos Starker, Gyorgy Sebok and Otto Joachim for chamber music.
Renowned pedagogue, she teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at Orford Music’s International Summer Academy. She plays on a 1738 Carlo Antonio Testore violin.