Keith Robinson, a founding member of the Miami String Quartet, has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. A member of the Thouvenel and Montani Quartets, he subsequently helped found the Miami Quartet in 1988, the same year they won the grand prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet went on to garner prizes at the Evian, London, and, most recently, the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, where they were the first quartet in ten years to win the first prize in that competition. Solo appearances with orchestra include the Palm Beach Symphony, The Midland-Odessa Symphony, The Miami Chamber Symphony, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, Keith won the P.A.C.E."Classical Artist of the Year" award, which promoted him throughout South Florida as a recitalist. As a member of the Miami Quartet, he has appeared as a soloist with the American Sinfonietta, the New World Symphony and the Miami Chamber Symphony. He has recordings on the BMG, Pyramid, CRI, Klavier, Albany, Koch, Musical Heritage Society and Audiophon labels. Along with the other members of the Miami Quartet, he serves as an Artist-in-Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. They are also Quartet-in-Residence at the Kent / Blossom Music Festival at Kent State University.
Recent Festivals include Music@Menlo, Bravo! Vail Valley, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest in San Diego, Taos School of Music, Eastern Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Strings in the Mountains, The Maui Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and the Pensacola Chamber Music Festival. The Miami Quartet was recently appointed to the Chamber Music Two Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. Hailing from a musical family, his siblings include Sharon Robinson of the Kalichstien-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and Hal Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Both of his parents were members of the Houston Symphony.
Mr. Robinson plays a Giovanni Grancino cello dated 1690 made in Milan, Italy.