Robyn Carmichael

Audiences and critics have praised pianist Robyn Carmichael for her “extraordinary poetry” and “lush, thrilling and intensely personal” performances. Carmichael's distinctive style has defined her concerts in the U.S. and abroad. Her 2017-18 season includes West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tacoma/Seattle area, and East Coast concerts in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. She has been featured in a radio interview on Berkeley's KPFA-FM "Piano" program, and made a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff. New programs feature the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, an all-Russian/Spanish program and educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations. A unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa are planned for 2018.

With her Scottish/Polish ancestry, tours of Poland in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and a tour of Scotland in 2004 connected Carmichael more closely to the great Polish composer Chopin and his historical impact. Carmichael gave premieres of a rare Liszt work entitled "Salve Polonia," in the U.S. and Poland. Main venues include the Aspen Music Festival, Glasgow's Grand Concert Hall, Warsaw's Ostrogski Palace Concert Hall, New Yorks City's CAMI Hall, Poland's Radziejowice Palace, Denver Municipal Auditorium, the Salk Insitute, and many other national and international music series. As chamber musician, she has performed with former Principal 'Cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, and with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.


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