Settlement Faculty Member

Regular

Kevin Robinson brings an intelligent, warm and sensitive presence to his performances.  A native of the Philadelphia area, he grew up in a family of professional musicians who planted the seed for his musical explorations.  He began playing electric guitar at the age of fourteen and shifted to classical guitar during his undergraduate studies.  He revels in the performance of new works and the expansion of concert repertoire.

Kevin played the U.S. premiere of Nikita Koshkin’s Megaron Concerto with string orchestra and has performed for a number of audiences, including the Reading Symphony Orchestra League, and the Settlement Music School – the home of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.  In addition to classical performance, Kevin has played jazz guitar on stage with the eminent composer Maria Schneider, and saxophonist Dave Liebman.

Kevin completed a Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the studio of Marc Teicholz.  He has been selected to play in masterclasses taught by Manuel Barrueco, Denis Azabagic, and Dominic Frasca.

Mr. Robinson completed his bachelor’s degree at The George Washington University in 2011 while studying with Berta Rojas. He presented a lecture-recital on Manuel Maria Ponce’s Sonatina Meridional as his graduation thesis, with the composer Douglas Boyce as his adviser.  He previously studied classical guitar with Orlando Roman, and jazz guitar with John Albertson and Chris Covatta.

Education: The George Washington University, BA Music; San Francisco Conservatory of Music, MM

Specialties: Classic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Divisions: Music