Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson, Composer

Bill Robinson was born into a musical family in Denton, Texas, in 1955. He started piano lessons at age three and violin at ten and moved to Massachusetts in 1961. Composition started in 1972 while a student at Phillips Academy Andover. After that came a year at Eastman School of Music, then many years at NTSU in Denton (now UNT). He earned a BM in composition there in 1984. In 1987, he moved to North Carolina, coming to Raleigh in 2001 to study physics at NCSU, where he earned a BS in 2004. He graduated with a PhD in May 2010 and promptly joined the physics faculty as a lecturer.

His compositions include ten solo violin or viola sonatas, sonatas for various other instruments, chamber works of many kinds, seven concertos for several kinds and combinations of instruments and orchestra, full orchestral pieces, two large works for chorus and orchestra, and pieces for concert band. He has produced a dozen CDs and video DVDs independently, written and recorded his Autobillography, and has a website at billrobinsonmusic.com that has all his scores and recordings, as well as a YouTube channel.

Articles by Bill Robinson:

Opera Carolina Presents Cyrano in Charlotte

Opera Review by Bill Robinson,  November 4, 2017

Bach Akademie: Glorious Performance in 500th Reformation Day Concert

Chamber Music Review by Bill Robinson,  October 22, 2017

Davidson Community Players Presents Boeing Boeing

Theatre Review by Bill Robinson,  July 20, 2017

Davidson Community Players Presents Annie to Packed Houses

Musical Theatre Review by Bill Robinson,  June 22, 2017

NC Symphony and Master Chorale Perform Beethoven's Ninth

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Bill Robinson,  April 21, 2017

RSO Rising Stars Present Two New Soloists at Meredith

Orchestral Music Review by Bill Robinson,  March 26, 2017

Square Piano Gets Round of Applause for the Raleigh Camerata

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Bill Robinson,  February 25, 2017

NCSU Wind Ensemble Kicks Off the Fall Semester

Wind Ensemble Review by Bill Robinson,  November 3, 2016

Dover Quartet Captivates at Baldwin with Music by Mozart, David Ludwig, and Beethoven

Chamber Music Review by Bill Robinson,  September 24, 2016

A Chamber Music Milestone: Ben Johnston's Ten Quartets, Recorded by the Kepler Quartet

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Media Review by Bill Robinson,  August 29, 2016

Harpist Lattimore and POMS Perform New Works at ArtsCenter

Contemporary Music, Dance Review by Bill Robinson,  August 28, 2016

All-Mozart (x 2) from the NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by Bill Robinson,  July 7, 2016