Born on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, Robyn Quinnett began playing violin at age 8. She has won several competitions, including the Mariam Hayes Young Artist and Ruth Kern Young Artist’s Concerto competitions.
Ms. Quinnett has performed with the American, Knoxville, Princeton, and New Haven symphony orchestras; the Hudson Valley Philharmonic; the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic; and the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. She has attended the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordão in Brazil. She is the founder of the Montserrat Music Festival, a summer teaching and performing festival that brings music education and live chamber music to Montserrat.
Ms. Quinnett earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Naoko Tanaka and the late Stephen Clapp; and she holds a D.M.A. from Stony Brook University, studying with Hagai Shaham. She teaches violin at the Chapin School in New York City.