Royal Academy of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School, London, Mozarteum University, Salzburg
Internationally regarded pedagogue, Dr Robin Wilson is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School in London, and visiting Professor of Violin during 2023-2024 at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Previously, he was Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne for 9 years also has held appointments as The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Australian Institute of Music and the University of Queensland. He serves regularly on the faculty of the Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse in Israel, Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway and Morningside Music Bridge at The New England Conservatory in Boston, and on the jury of international competitions. His students are prize-winners of major international competitions and have careers as soloists, chamber musicians, concertmasters, principal and tutti players in major orchestras around the world. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses throughout UK and Europe, USA, Asia and Australasia.
Robin’s solo discography includes two discs of violin encores and the complete Schubert Sonatas for violin and piano on Decca and Ode Records. He has toured internationally, performing at major venues and festivals throughout Australia, USA and the UK and has recorded for ABC Classics, Vexations840 and VDE-Gallo. Robin is a member of the acclaimed Ironwood ensemble, and in Australia was former Leader of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra and member of the Australian Octet, and appeared as guest violinist with many leading ensembles.
Robin’s research into the historically informed performance of Brahms's music was awarded the prestigious international 2014 Karl Geiringer Prize from the American Brahms Society. He has lectured and performed at numerous major international conferences and universities including at Yale and Stanford.
Robin studied with Alice Waten and Janet Davies in Sydney and with James Buswell at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He plays a Gagliano workshop violin, Naples, 1784