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Viola, Principal

Stuart, Florida


Atlantic Classical Orchestra Principal Violist Sandra Robbins is also a member of the American Composers Orchestra, The Westchester Philharmonic, and freelances in New York City. She has been a member of the Ysaye Quartet, the Paganini Trio, and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Festival credits include Aspen, Amelia Island, Caramoor, Grand Teton, Seattle Chamber Music, Bard Festival, Festival Musicades in Lyon, France, to name a few. Ms. Robbins has recorded for Newport Classics, New World Records, Elan, and can be heard on the world premiere recording of Max Bruch’s recently published viola quintet in A minor (1919) with the Bronx Arts Ensemble (Premier Recordings). She is also featured on a recording of Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet with violinist Elmar Oliveira and pianist Robert Koenig (Artek). Ms. Robins graduated from the Manhattan School of Music after studying viola in both the preparatory and college divisions with Lillian Fuchs. At an early age, her love and special interest in chamber music was fostered by studies with the Budapest String Quartet and with such renowned musicians as Artur Balsam, Sascha Jacobsen, Lillian Fuchs, and Raphael Bronstein at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine. Ms. Robbins has taught viola and chamber music on the faculties of Cornell, SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University.