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 a 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 the major orchestras throughout North America. Ms. Robert has also collaborated in chamber music with artists such as Menahem Pressler, Philippe Entremont, Claude Frank, and Isidore Cohen. 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 the guest artist or faculty member at festivals such as Bowdoin, the American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau, Musicorda, Meadowmount, Orford, Waterloo, the 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 Courchevel, France, and the Duxbury Music Festival in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Ms. Robert is the artistic director of "Mannes in Unison," a new concert series in New York which will have its premiere season in 2014-2015.
Highly sought after as a violin pedagogue, Ms. Robert has served for over twenty-five 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 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, China, and the Szigeti International Violin Competitions. Ms. Robert has served as an adjudicator for many competitions including the Montreal International Violin Competition, the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, the Jozsef Szigeti International Violin Competition, and the 2014 China CCTV Violin Competition. Ms. Robert will be a member of the jury of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition in March 2015.