Universal Stars Music Competition Artist Prize Winner:
Nathaniel Robinson began studying the violin at the age of five and made his debut at ten years old performing the Paganini Violin Concerto #1 with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. He has since appeared internationally as a guest soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Tanglewood Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music, and at the Musikalischer Sommer in Ostfriesland (Germany). As an orchestral violinist, in 2023 he performed in the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and at the Blossom Music Center conducted by David Robertson. He has recorded on over a dozen soundtracks for Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures. On-screen movie and television performances include appearances in the movies Sex and the City 2, Step Up 3-D, on the Fox News Channel, and CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation).
His honors and awards include winning the Gold Prize at Season 4 of the Universal Stars Music Competition (2022), the Jascha Heifetz Society-Steinway & Sons Award (2013), first prizes at the Friends of Stamford Symphony Competition, and Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, in addition to being a recipient of the Connecticut Alliance for Music Young Artist Award, the Carl Owen, Elaine Bart, & Eugene B. Kahn Awards at the Manhattan School of Music, and the Stephen Adams Award at Yale University.
Mr. Robinson studied violin performance at the Manhattan School of Music. He is a graduate of Yale University. His teachers have included the late renowned American violinist, Erick Friedman a protégé of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, and Sidney Harth, the noted violinist and former Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Nathaniel Robinson is completing a B.A. in History and Business Management at Columbia University.
He performs on a rare violin by Felice Guadagnini, circa 1840, Turin, Italy, a 2003 violin by Phillip Injeian, made in Pittsburgh, PA, and a violin by Nicolas Francois Vuillaume, made in France, circa 1850.