March 26: Pianist Mark Robson

March 26: Pianist Mark Robson

Pianist Mark Robson performs Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.

Mark Robson has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times on numerous occasions, singled out as a pianist with “one of the great techniques” and “an inquiring mind”.  His career has included performance as a keyboard soloist, chamber artist, composer, conductor and vocal coach.  He was a regular member of the music staff of the Los Angeles Opera from 1991 to 2010 as an assistant conductor and has worked as a musical assistant at the Salzburg and Spoleto (Italy) festivals.  Mr. Robson has been on the faculties of USC, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University and Cal Arts in the capacity of vocal coach and piano teacher.  His music has been performed widely, including orchestral works premiered by the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra and the Idyllwild Orchestra.  He is a founding member of the Piano Spheres series, and as a keyboardist, he assists frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a pianist, organist, harpsichordist or synth player.  Soprano Patricia Prunty has recorded his song cycle A Child of Air, which has been performed at the winter Ravinia Festival.  Other compositions include a set of twenty-four preludes for the left hand, a bassoon trio, numerous songs and Dances and Dirges for piano, clarinet and cello.  Mr. Robson has received degrees from the University of Southern California and Oberlin College; several years of study in Paris embellished his musical training.  Two of his large-scale music projects have been the performance of the complete Beethoven sonatas and multiple performances of Messiaen’s great piano cycle Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus; he is now preparing a series of the complete Debussy piano works.  Most recently, he has performed in the Hear Now Paris festival at the Mona Bismarck American Center.

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