The Juilliard community is delighted to have Mr. Robinson join the faculty, beginning with the 2015-16 academic year.
Harold Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in September, 1995. He previously served as principal bass with the National Symphony from 1985 to 1995, and he also served as assistant principal bass of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1977-85) and principal bass of the New Mexico Symphony (1975-77, then known as the Albuquerque Symphony).
A prizewinner at the 1982 Isle of Man Solo Competition, Mr. Robinson has performed concertos with the Houston Symphony and Houston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the American Chamber Orchestra, and the Greenville (SC) Orchestra.
A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Robinson studied at Northwestern University and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He is currently on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music as well as The Juilliard School, and has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Korea, Japan and Europe.
Mr. Robinson joins Timothy Cobb, Albert Laszlo, Eugene Levinson and Orin O’Brien on the bass faculty at Juilliard. He will be assisted in his studio at Juilliard by Rex Surany.