Robin Wilson

Masterclass Violin

photo: Pia Johnson

18 – 23 August 2025
Masterclass violin
Prof. Dr. Robin Wilson, London RAM / Yehudi Menuhin School
Répétiteur: N.N.

Course repertoire: freely selectable
Masterclass and individual lessons
Technique and interpretation
Audition preparation

Course start: Monday, 18 August 2025, in the afternoon
End of course: Saturday, 23 August 2025, after lunch

Fees:
€ 395.00 course fees/active for professionals
€ 345.00 course fees/active for students
€ 150.00 course fees for passive participation
€ 395.00 costs for accommodation (twin room) incl. full board at the Forum Artium
Single room supplement: € 25.00 per day if available
Provisional flat rate for energy costs: € 2.00 per day/person
Participation without accommodation/catering: € 100.00  surcharge.

Internationally regarded pedagogue, Dr Robin Wilson is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School UK. He was visiting Professor of Violin at the Mozarteum University Salzburg in 2023-24. Previously, he was Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and also held appointments at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Australian Institute of Music and the University of Queensland. In Australia he received a National Award from the Australian String Teachers Association for outstanding services to the string community and was made an AUSTA patron. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses throughout Europe, USA, Asia and Australasia and is on the faculty of the Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse Israel, Valdres Sommersymfoni Norway, Morningside Music Bridge at The New England Conservatory in Boston and regularly serves on the jury of many international competitions. 

His students are prizewinners of many international competitions, including first prize (2018) and second prize (2021) in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. They perform internationally as soloists and chamber musicians and hold principal and tutti positions with all of the major Australian orchestras and with orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic.

Robin has given solo recitals and been broadcast on ABC Classic FM, and the entire MBS FM network throughout Australia and Classic FM in NZ. His solo discography includes two discs of violin encores on Decca and the complete Schubert Sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Kemp English on Ode Records. His recordings have featured in the top 10 of the NZ Classical Music Charts and been nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the NZ Music Awards. As a member of the acclaimed historical performance ensemble Ironwood, he has toured nationally and internationally, performing at major venues and festivals throughout Australia, USA and the UK and has recorded for ABC Classics, Vexations840 and VDE-Gallo. Ironwood’s recording Ironwood: Tones of Romantic Extravagance (ABC Classics) received The Strad Recommends award. Robin is the former Leader of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra and member of the Australian Octet and appeared as guest violinist with leading Australian ensembles and played for several years with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes and Pinchgut Opera.

Holding a PhD from the University of Sydney on the historically informed performance of Brahms’s music, Robin’s research was awarded the prestigious international 2014 Karl Geiringer Prize from the American Brahms Society. He has lectured and performed at numerous major international conferences and universities such as Yale University, Stanford University, City University of New York, Eastman School of Music, Leeds University, Royal College of Music London, and the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester. He has presented at national pedagogy conferences, AUSTA conferences and for several years designed and taught undergraduate and postgraduate pedagogy curriculum at several universities and delivered professional pedagogy courses in Sydney. 

Robin studied with Alice Waten and Janet Davies in Sydney and with James Buswell at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Robin plays a Gagliano workshop violin, Naples, 1784.