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Cellist Sharon Robinson, known for the part she plays in the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (Joseph Kalichstein, piano, and Jaime Laredo, violin, form the other two parts), also plays frequently in recital or as a soloist with an orchestra. In addition, she conducts master classes worldwide and participates in a great variety of summer music festivals, including the Aspen, Spoleto, Mostly Mozart, South Bank (London), and Autumn (Prague) Festivals. She has been a frequent guest on network television, appearing on programs such as CBS's Sunday Morning and NBC's Today Show and Tonight Show. Her live and recorded performances of a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the modern have garnered numerous awards--among them the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Leventritt Foundation Award, and the Piatigorsky Memorial Award--and a Grammy nomination.

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio made its first appearance in 1977, at former President Carter's inaugural celebrations at the White House. The original members of the group remained together over the years, and in 2002 Musical America named them the Trio Ensemble of the Year. The group is known for its ability to combine with other players and ensembles, utilizing the various performers in any way required. For example, the Trio played a series of concerts with the Guarneri String Quartet in which everything Brahms ever composed for piano and strings was featured. At other times, the Trio performs as a unit, supported by an accompanying orchestra or other large ensemble, as in Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Triple Concerto, for violin, cello, piano, and orchestra, which was written specifically for the Trio.

Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo were married contemporaneously with the creation of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. In honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, composer Richard Danielpour wrote In the Arms of the Beloved, a concerto for violin and cello. Laredo and Robinson premiered the work in April 2002 with the Iris Orchestra, conducted by Michael Stern, and recorded it for the Arabesque label.

Born in 1949 into a musical family (her father played string bass, her mother, violin; her siblings are string players, one and all), Ms. Robinson first performed publicly at age seven. A native of Houston, Texas, she graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1968 and studied at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1970. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Peabody Conservatory in 1972, and made her New York performing debut in 1974.

Discography

Sharon Robinson plays cello in all recordings.

1992

Sony Classical S2K 45820
Isaac Stern, violin; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano.

Brahms, Johannes
   Sextet in B-Flat Major for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos, Op. 18
   Theme with Variations in D minor, for Piano
   Sextet in G Major for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos, Op. 36

Chandos 6501
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor.

Beethoven, Ludwig van
   Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C Major, Op. 56, "Triple Concerto"

1993

Bridge 9013 - "William Bland: Warm Country Night"
Margo Garrett, piano.

Bland, William
   Rhapsody for Cello and Piano

1994

Vox Box 3029
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin.

Dvorák, Antonin
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 / B 166, "Dumky"
Brahms, Johannes
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
Mendelssohn, Felix
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Reissue of Brahms trios: Brilliant Classics 99800 (2003)

1996

Arabesque 6676 - "Legacies"
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin.

Zwilich, Ellen Taffe
   Trio for Piano and Strings
Pärt, Arvo
   Adagio for Violin, Cello and Piano
Kirchner, Leon
   Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2
Silverman, Stanley
   In Celebration

Sony Classical SK 53983
Isaac Stern, violin; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello.

Schubert, Franz
   Quintet for Strings in C Major, Op. 163 / D. 956
Boccherini, Luigi
   Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5 / G. 275

2000

Arabesque 6735 - "Conversations"
Jaime Laredo, violin.

Halvorsen, Johan
   Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel
Ott, David
   Conversations
Gliere, Reinhold
   8 Pieces for Violin and Cello
Kodály, Zoltán
   Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

Arabesque 6736
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin.

Ravel, Maurice
   Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor
   Sonata for Violin and Cello
   Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major
   Sonata posthume for Violin and Piano
   Melodies Hebraquies, No. 1: Kaddish
   Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré
   Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
   Pavanne pour une infante defunte
   Miroirs: Alborada del graciaso
   Piece en forme de habanera
   Le tombeau de Couperin, No. 5: Menuet
   Rapsodie espangole, 2nd Movement: Malaguena
   Ma mère l'oye: Pavanne de la belle au bois dormant

2002

Koch International Classics 7537
Jaime Laredo, violin; Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Florida State University Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor.

Zwilich, Ellen Taffe
   Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello, "Triple"
   Concerto for Violin and Cello
   Concerto for Piano

2003

Arabesque 6758 - "Beethoven: Complete Cycle of Trios, Vol. 1"
Jaime Laredo, violin; Joseph Kalichstein, piano.

Beethoven, Ludwig van
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke"
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, "Variations on an Original Theme"
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 11 in G Major, Op. 121a, "Kakadu Variations"
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Arabesque 6765 - "Beethhoven: Complete Cycle of Trios, Vol. 2"
Jaime Laredo, violin; Joseph Kalichstein, piano.

Beethoven, Ludwig van
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1, No.3
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 11
   Trio for Piano and Strings No. 8 in B-flat Major, WoO 39

Arabesque 6767
Jaime Laredo, violin; Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Iris Chamber Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor.

Danielpour, Richard
   In the Arms of the Beloved
   A Child's Reliquary

2004

First Edition 4
Jaime Laredo, violin; Louisville Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor.

Zwilich, Ellen Taffe
   Concerto for Violin and Cello
   Symphony No. 2 "Cello"


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