Hey all! I am posting new music frequently on my Youtube for you to enjoy during this difficult time.
Here is my most recent video! I hope you enjoy! Click view more to see more performances!
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Violinist Robin Sharp is a solo performer, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Ms. Sharp performs as Concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra with conductor Benjamin Simon, and is on the music faculty at Stanford University as Full-time Lecturer in Violin. A frequent guest artist, she will appear as soloist this season with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra on tour in Spain and Portugal. Her chamber music engagements this season include ongoing collaborations with the St. Michael Trio, Prospect Park Concerts in Pasadena, and the Haydn Project, a quartet that is exploring all of the Haydn string quartets. Ms. Sharp has appeared in recital at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the National Music Hall in Taipei, and the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco where she performed on Jascha Heifetz's Guarneri Del Gesu violin...
"SHARP WAS BOTH ELEGANT AND IMPASSIONED IN HER PLAYING, IN TURN SWEETLY LYRICAL AND DAZZLINGLY VIRTUOSIC. AS SOON AS THE PIECE FINISHED, ALL I WANTED WAS TO HEAR IT PERFORMED AGAIN."
- SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE
ROBIN SHARP OPENED THE PROGRAM WITH THE CHALLENGING SONATA FOR VIOLIN SOLO BY ROBERT KURKA, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS SATIRIC OPERA THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK (JUST NOW STARTING A MONTH-LONG REVIVAL AT GLIMMERGLASS OPERA IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.) KURKA, WHO DIED OF LEUKEMIA IN HIS MID-30S, DEDICATED THE THREE-MOVEMENT SONATA TO HIS WIFE MAY, WHO WAS PRESENT FOR THE READING. THE PIECE ITSELF IS SPIKY WITH ORIGINALITY AND MASTERY OF CLASSICAL FORMS. IT SINGS, DANCES, REFLECTS AND RHAPSODIZES, AND GAINS COUNTERPOINT THROUGH LIBERAL USE OF DOUBLE-STOPS. ITS FINAL MOVEMENT IS GIVEN TO A COMPLEX SET OF VARIATIONS. ROBIN SHARP NEGOTIATED ITS SOMETIMES-TORTUOUS PATH WITH FOCUS, CLARITY AND HEARTFELT DEDICATION.
-SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE
"THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN LYRICISM AND BURSTS OF VIRTUOSITY MAKES THIS AN IMPOSING WORK TECHNICALLY,
BUT A LISTENER WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO REALIZE IT. SHARP SEEMED TO HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BRINGING HER ENTIRE EXPRESSIVE FORCE TO BEAR ON THE SONATA'S INCREASING COMPLEXITY."
-KEN SMITH, NEW YORK REVIEW
"THE VIOLINIST ROBIN SHARP....OFFERED A DISTINGUISHED SONATA AFTERNOON. AFTER THE FIRST BARS OF BACH'S C MINOR SONATA (BWV 1017) YOU COULD SETTLE BACK AND RELAX: THE SWEETNESS OF THE TONE, THE SPACIOUS BREADTH OF THE BOW PHRASINGS NEVER FAILED IN THEIR EFFECTIVENESS."
-VOLKER FRIES, COLOGNE RUNDSCHAU NEWSPAPER