Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute
Internationally acclaimed flute soloist; Donna Hieken Flute Chair, New England Conservatory
B.S., The Juilliard School; D.M.A. honoris causa, San Francisco Conservatory
One of the world's foremost flute soloists, Paula Robison has performed in major concert halls and music festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Far East, at the United Nations, and at the White House. This year she celebrates fifty years on the concert stage.
At age 20, Robison was invited by Leonard Bernstein to be a soloist with the New York Philharmonic. When she gave her New York recital debut under the auspices of Young Concert Artists, The New York Times wrote "Music bursts from her as naturally as leaves from trees". Soon after that she became the first American to win First Prize at the Geneva International Competition. Ms Robison has been profiled on CBS-TV's "Sunday Morning," in The New York Times, Musical America, People, Women Who Rock, Virtuoso, and Ovation magazines, and has performed on television's "Live from Lincoln Center," "Christmas at the Kennedy Center," and "The Today Show." A founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Robison was also a participant in the Spoleto Festival for over 30 years, earning her the Premio Pegaso and the Adelaide Ristori prizes for her contribution to Italian cultural life.
She has commissioned works by Leon Kirchner, Toru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen, Kenneth Frazelle, Lowell Liebermann, and Robert Beaser, and premiered music by Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter,and Carla Bley, among many others.
Paula Robison has taught at the Juilliard School and given Master classes all over the world. In 2005 she rejoined the faculty of The New England Conservatory as the first occupant of the Donna Heiken Flute Chair.
Publications: The Paula Robison Flute Warmups Book, The Andersen Collection (European American Music Publishers), Paula Robison Flute Masterclass: Paul Hindemith (Schott), The Sidney Lanier Collection, Paula Robison Masterclass: Frank Martin (Universal Edition), To a Wild Rose (G. Schirmer-Associated), Amazing Grace: Eight Songs of the Spirit (Presser).
B.S., The Juilliard School; D.M.A. honoris causa, San Francisco Conservatory. Studies with Marcel Moyse and Julius Baker. Recordings on Mode, Bridge, MusicMasters, Marlboro Recording Society, CBS Masterworks, Sony Classical, Vanguard, Omega, Pergola Recordings.