Gerald Robbins, Piano
A pianist of authority and imagination. Versatile, secure in
every respect, a spectacular technique. -Los
has distinguished himself internationally as a soloist, recitalist,
and chamber musician of poetic sensitivity and virtuosic technique.
Since capturing a major prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano
Competition in 1969, he has performed regularly in the worlds
major music centers throughout Europe, Japan and the United States.
As a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic,
the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony and its affiliates, and the
Royal Liverpool Symphony under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Neville
Marriner, Edouard van Remoortel, Okku Kamu, Jorge Mester and Lawrence
Foster. In addition, Robbins chamber music activities include
collaborations with noted violinists Nathan Milstein, Pinchas Zukerman,
Kyung-Wha Chung, Glenn Dicterow and Ruggiero Ricci. Featured on numerous
radio and television broadcasts, Robbins performed Rhapsody in Blue
on the Emmy-award winning Gershwin TV special starring Steve Lawrence
and Eydie Gorme and was the featured pianist on the sound track for
the Academy Award-winning British film, A Shocking Accident. A champion
of neglected romantic repertoire, Gerald Robbins artistry on the
London-Decca, Orion and Genesis labels include world-premiere recordings
of concerti by Litolff and Reinecke. He is co-founder of the Lyric Piano
Quartet and is a member of the chamber music faculty of the Manhattan
School of Music in New York City.