FAULKNER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
2017 RESPIGHI PRIZE IN CONDUCTING
Now in its fourteenth year, the Faulkner Chamber Music Festival offers an intensive, summer chamber music experience to a wide range of students in Arkansas. Robson is a founding faculty member of the festival and became artistic director in 2017.
As artistic director, he designs the curriculum, programs the FCMF summer concert series, and assembles its world class faculty.
In 2017, he was named winner of the Respighi Prize in Conducting, and led the Chamber Orchestra of New York in concert at Carnegie Hall.
Founded in Little Rock in 2012, Robson has served on the artistic staff of numerous productions with the company. In May 2019, he served as director, chorus master, and conductor of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
In May 2020, he will serve as music director and conductor for the production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.
In 2016, Robson served as music director, arranger, and lead violinist for Bonnie Montgomery's Opera, Billy Blythe, the story of young Bill Clinton. He performed on the Little Rock premiere of the work in 2016.
Robson has become increasingly recognized for his creative and high-caliber performances in the recording studio. His ability to quickly create arrangements and play lead parts in varying styles has landed him work in studios in Little Rock and Austin.
This excellent, growing, regional company is one of Robson’s favorite collaborators. In recent years, he has conducted full-length ballets, directed educational stage works, commissioned new choreography, and performed chamber ballet adaptations.
HENDRIX COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Robson was appointed to the faculty of Hendrix College in 2018. As lead violinist, he directs the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, a modern string ensemble which plays without a conductor.
Hendrix College is one of the top-rated, private, liberal arts colleges in the United States.