Heralded by The New York Times for his effortless virtuosity with intelligence and good taste, and by the late Maestro Andres Segovia as “a magnificent guitarist, one of the most brilliant guitarists of our times,” Stephen Robinson performs extensively as a recitalist, collaborative artist, and orchestral soloist. He has performed as guest soloist with orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras and conducts master classes at leading musical institutions and festivals worldwide. Robinson’s eight recordings for Clear Note Records, Centaur Records and Lakeside Records have received unanimous critical acclaim, with his most recent Clear Note release, Imagine, hailed as “a CD which will rise toward the top of the listener’s playlist” (Jim McCutcheon, Soundboard Magazine). McCutcheon continues, Robinson “played with a spaciousness in which only a masterful musician can transport the listener to that nirvana-like level of pure being.”
The first person to receive a Doctor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from FSU, Stephen Robinson is Professor of Music at Stetson University, where he founded and has directed the guitar program since 1983. His graduates have excelled in the finest graduate programs of Yale University, The Eastman School of Music, The Peabody Conservatory, Florida State University, and University of Southern California, among others, and many now hold prominent positions in the professional world.
Stephen Robinson performs exclusively with D’Addario Strings and plays a 2013 Antonius Müller guitar.