Robyn Bollinger

13 FEB 2022

Robyn Bollinger

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  • Date: 13 February 2022
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Presbyterian Church
  • Location: Ridgecrest, CA

Robyn Bollinger, violin & Dina Vainshtien, piano

Concert Program

  • "Encore! Just One More…”

    • Kreisler: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
    • Bach: E Major Preludio
    • Locatelli: Caprice No. 7
    • Paganini: Caprice No. 1
    • Ysaÿe: “Obsession” from Sonata No. 2
    • Monti: Csardas
    • Sarasate: Habañera, Op. 21
    • Wieniawski: Obertass Mazurka, Op. 19
    • Debussy/Hartmann: La fille aux cheveux de lin
    • Tchaikovsky: Melodie, Op. 42
    • Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
    • Schnittke: Stille Nacht
    • Garth Knox: Violin Spaces: II. Up in the Air (2018)
    • Chaplin: Smile
    • ZaBach: The Hot Canary

Our Performers

Robyn Bollinger

Daring, versatile, and charismatic, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is recognized for her musical creativity, rich tones, emotional depth, and technical mastery. Having made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age twelve, Ms. Bollinger has since performed with orchestras throughout the United States, in chamber music on national and international stages, in recital and at numerous festivals.

Born in Philadelphia in 1991, Robyn Bollinger is a former recipient of the Laurence Lesser Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees with honors. Ms. Bollinger’s former teachers include Miriam Fried, Soovin Kim, and Paul Kantor. From July 2013 to May 2017, Ms. Bollinger played a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin on generous loan from the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute Instrument Bank. As of May 2017, she now performs on a beautiful 2017 violin made by the world-renowned luthier Samuel Zygmuntowicz, on loan from a private collection.

Dina Vainshtien

Pianist Dina Vainshtein collaborates with some of the most promising musicians of our time. Now based in Boston, she is the daughter of two pianists, and studied with Boris Berlin and Arthur Aksenov at the prestigious Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. At the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition, she received the Special Prize for the Best Collaborative Pianist.

She came to the United States in 2000 to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she worked with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein and Donald Weilerstein. She soon found numerous performing opportunities in the US, from Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, to the Caramoor Festival, Music at Menlo, the Ravinia Festival, the Music Academy in the West at Santa Barbara, not to mention tours of Japan, China, Europe, and Russia.

Partners in Performance

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This concert is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Partners in Performance. Founded by Midori in 2003, PiP co-presents chamber music concerts throughout the United States with the goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers. Concerts by musicians from PiP’s Young Artist program aim to elevate local interest in chamber music, while attracting new audiences and new donors to the presenting organizations.

More Info

Robyn Bollinger - web page

Dina Vainshtien - web page