Born on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, Robyn Quinnett began playing violin at eight years old. She has won several competitions including the National Mariam Hayes and Ruth Kern Competitions.
Robyn earned her undergraduate and masters degrees from The Juilliard School studying with Naoko Tanaka and the late Stephen Clapp. Robyn will complete her DMA in 2019 at Stony Brook University as a student of Hagai Shaham. She has attended the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, and Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão in Brazil. She has performed with ensembles such as the American Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, and American Ballet Theatre Orchestra.
Robyn is dedicated to community engagement and pedagogy. She founded The Montserrat Music Festival, a summer teaching and performing festival, bringing music education and live chamber music to Montserrat. In the 2019 season, Robyn will be Violin Faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy in residence at The Curtis Institute of Music. Robyn also enjoys her position as Violin Teacher at The Chapin School in New York City.
Lakes Area Music Festival
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