Violinist Robyn Bollinger is recognized for her musical integrity, technical mastery, and tangible joy of music-making across many styles.
Robyn made her solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12. Since then she has made return appearances in Philadelphia and has also been featured with the Boston Pops, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, and the Grand Tetons Festival Orchestra, among others. She has received top prizes in several international competitions, including the Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, the Louis Spohr Competition in Germany, and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition in France. She was also awarded a prestigious Entrepreneurial Grant from New England Conservatory for her ground-breaking “Project Paganini,” a solo performance project featuring all twenty-four Paganini Caprices in combination with a multi-media historical presentation.
A passionate communicator and collaborator, Robyn was a 2013-2014 Young Artist in Residence on PRI’s Performance Today, and she was featured on NPR’s From The Top multiple times. As an advocate for new music, Robyn has given world- and European-premieres of several solo and chamber works. She has also participated in chamber music at summer festivals such as the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Taos School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she has been a member of several honors ensembles.
Robyn is originally from Philadelphia. She moved to Boston to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory and continued on for a Master’s Degree, due to be completed in Spring 2015. Robyn plays a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin on generous loan from the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute Instrument Bank. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping a little more than she’d like to admit and can often be found drinking Diet Coke and reading the New York Times.
You can visit her website at RobynBollingerViolin.com.