Treefalls is excited to present violinist Robert Simonds, a nationally celebrated soloist and champion of New Music. At his fingertips, the music of today's greatest composers has been described as "gripping" and wholly satisfying (New York Classical Review). The program Simonds brings to Spartanburg weaves together more than a dozen works, illustrating connections and influences between each - from teachers, contemporaries, and folk and pop music. The concert will offer music by:
Robert Simonds is the Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra and a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA. Both ensembles are renowned for their devotion to new and adventurous music. As solo recitalist and chamber musician, Rob continues this commitment to contemporary music with an emphasis on American styles.
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Rob was born and raised in Massachusetts and began studying violin at a young age with his grandmother. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Rob earned two degrees in violin performance studying with Dr. Won-Bin Yim, for whom he served as graduate teaching assistant, and with Dorothy Delay. While at CCM he studied chamber music with the Amernet and Tokyo String Quartets. His violin is from Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, made by Mario Bedocchi in 1927.
Read Robert's Full Bio at: roberthuntsimonds.com
FREE and Open to the Public
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. (Patrons Oak level and above have reserved seats.)
The Culinary Hub
147 East Main St , Spartanburg, SC 29306
"A few years ago, I heard Rob in a YouTube video and immediatey thought - 'YES! That's what Treefalls should be about!' It was more than just WHAT he played but HOW he played. New Music is about communication and expression, and Rob is extraordinarly good at both."
- Peter B. Kay, Artistic Director of Treefalls