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Virginie Robilliard

  • Violinist

Biography

Virginie Robilliard made her New York debut at the age of 19, in a critically acclaimed performance (The New York Times) of Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 , conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski at Avery Fisher Hall. Miss Robilliard's international career has included appearances in Asia , South America , Europe , Canada and the United States , in major halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel, the Teresa Carreño Theater and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; she is regularly invited to give master classes all over the world.
Her interest to present contemporary music has brought Virginie Robilliard, with the sponsorship of the Beracasa Foundation, to commission a Sonata for Violin Solo to a brilliant venezuelan composer, Paul Desenne. The piece was created in Caracas (1998) and London (1999). In her first CD released by the XCP label, she is joined by her brother, pianist and composer Bruno Robilliard, featuring Sonatas by Fauré, Schumann and Robilliard.
In 2006 was released a DVD with Brahms and Tchaikovsky's violin Concertos, Orquesta municipal de Caracas conducted by Rodolfo Saglimbeni. More recently she formed a violin and piano duo with the acclaimed venezuelan-american pianist Vanessa Pérez, ROBILLIARD - PEREZ DUO.
Born from a family of musicians, Virginie Robilliard gave her first public concert at the age of five. She was awarded First Prize by the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon at seventeen, as a student of Jacques Ghestem, and she graduated from the Juilliard School in 1993, as a scholarship student of Dorothy Delay.
Actually, Virginie Robilliard lives in Paris where she shares her solois activities as teatcher.