Daring, versatile, and charismatic, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise recognized for her musical creativity, rich tones, and technical mastery. A soloist and chamber musician, she is the recipient of a prestigious 2016 Fellowship from the Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship Fund for her multimedia performance project, “CIACCONA: The Bass of Time.” Ms. Bollinger made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age twelve, and has since performed in recital, with orchestras, in recital and at festivals nationwide and abroad, among them the Boston Pops, the Grand Tetons Music Festival Orchestra, Japan’s Phoenix Hall, Oji Hall, and Tokyo National Arts Center, and the music festivals of Aspen, Lake Champlain, Maui, Marlboro, and Rockport. A member of the Grammy-nominated string ensemble A Far Cry, she collaborates with musicians in chamber music regularly.
Her solo tour, “CIACCONA: The Bass of Time,”is a multi-media concert that tells the story of one of the oldest musical ideas, the repeating bass line, through solo violin music. Announced tour performances include the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Emory University, National Sawdust, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Ms. Bollinger’s talent has been recognized with numerous awards, among them top prizes at international competitions, including the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in France, and the Louis Spohr International Competition in Germany. She came to national attention with her 2014 residency on PRI’s “Performance Today” and several appearances on NPR’s “From the Top.” She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with honors from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music.
Photos by Kristin Hoebermann