Dr Marina Robinson
BMus MMus UWA PhD UT Grad Cert AIM
Lecturer in Violin and Viola
C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney
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Dr Marina Robinson is currently a lecturer in violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She holds BMus (first class honours) and MMus degrees from the University of Western Australia and a doctorate from the University of Tasmania. For six years Marina was a lecturer in violin at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, an institution highly regarded for its outstanding contribution to Australian string pedagogy and performance. Marina was the associate concertmaster of Sydney-based Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with which she performed as a soloist and toured nationally and internationally for thirteen years. Themes of Marina’s research include violin pedagogy, historically informed performance practice and she is currently engaged in a project entitled ‘Cognitive and psychomotor change in string players.’
In the media
Interview in The Strad, April 2014
Refereed Conference Papers:
Robinson, M. (2015) Feeling the sound: What does proprioception have to do with violin pedagogy? Reflective Conservatoire Conference: Creativity and Changing Cultures: London, Guildhall School of Music.
Robinson, M. (2014) Feeling the sound: Finger proprioception in violin pedagogy.Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Symposium and AGM: The Complete Performer: Turning Evidence into Practice, Sydney, Australia.
Robinson, M. (2014) Finger Proprioception in Violinists, MARCS Symposium for Music Cognition and Action, Sydney, Australia.
Robinson, M. (2013) Retuning my brain: an autoethnographic accountMind, Music and Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Music Psychology Society and Music, Mind and Wellbeing.
(April 2014): Proprioception in Violin Pedagogy, Sydney Conservatorium of Music About Music Lecture Series.
Creative Work as Research Highlights:
Handel Concerti Grossi: Associate Concertmaster, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, ABC Classics 4763436. This CD won 2009 Aria Award for Best Classical Recording, and 2010 Limelight Award for Best Classical Recording
Mikhail Zeiger, String Trio (World premier performance) commissioned for 3 Lines String Trio, 15 April, 2007, Old Masters Gallery, The Art Gallery of NSW
Leader ‘On Stage Banda’ for Opera Australia’s production of Richard Mills, Batavia, 19-31 August, Sydney Opera House
Sanctuary: Associate Concertmaster, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, ABC Classics 4762840. This CD won the 2005 Aria Award for Best Classical Recording.
Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Concertmaster), 25 February-11 March with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Brisbane, in addition to a live broadcast for ABC Classic FM
Marcellino, L'arte di Memoria, (World premier performance), Violin Concerto commissioned for and performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, 3-11 August, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, in addition to a live broadcast for ABC Classic FM.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto for Three Violins, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Lucinda Moon and Marina Phillips (Solo Violins), Performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, 26 October-15 November, concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Brisbane, in addition to a live broadcast for ABC Classic FM
Proms 55, 31 August, Royal Albert Hall, London, England. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with Andreas Scholl Counter-tenor and Genevieve Lacey Recorder, Lucinda Moon Concert-master, Marina Phillips Associate Concert-master.
- Cognitive and Psychomotor change in String Players; Robinson M; DVC Research/Laffan Fellowships.