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. He retired in 2017 and now lives in senior housing in Garner.

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:

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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Does Baroque Music at St. Stephen's

Chamber Orchestra Review by Bill Robinson,  December 5, 2020

Raleigh Camerata in Cary Park at Long Last

Early Music Review by Bill Robinson,  October 3, 2020

A Little Essay on How to Write Music on Paper

Music Feature by Bill Robinson,  April 6, 2020

NC Symphony & Master Chorale Present Exciting Messiah Performance

Choral Music, Early Music, Orchestral Music Review by Bill Robinson,  December 6, 2019

Carolina Performing Arts: Amjad Ali Khan and Sons on Sarod

Indian Classical Music and Dance, World Music Review by Bill Robinson,  November 13, 2019

NC Summer Opera with Semi-Staged Don Giovanni

Opera Review by Bill Robinson,  August 8, 2019

Ciompi Quartet: "Summer Solstice: Stretch, Tap, Pull, Resonate"

Chamber Music, Poetry, World Music Review by Bill Robinson,  June 18, 2019

NCSU Wind Ensemble Performs Pines of Rome

Wind Ensemble Review by Bill Robinson,  April 23, 2019

Silk Road Ensemble Fills Wait Chapel with Eclectic Music

World Music Review by Bill Robinson,  March 28, 2019

Carolina Pro Musica Brings Telemann, Vivaldi, and Bach to Charlotte

Chamber Music, Early Music, Vocal Music Review by Bill Robinson,  February 2, 2019

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at UNCSA

Chamber Music Review by Bill Robinson,  November 1, 2018

Deathtrap by Davidson Community Players: Murder Most Fun

Theatre Review by Bill Robinson,  September 27, 2018

Ciompi with Friends at Duke Gardens: 3, 2, and 4 at a Time

Chamber Music Review by Bill Robinson,  August 15, 2018

Davidson Community Players Presents Monty Python's Spamalot

Musical Theatre Review by Bill Robinson,  June 21, 2018

St. Alban's Presents Cello Foirum

Chamber Music Review by Bill Robinson,  May 20, 2018

Salisbury Symphony with Diverse Dvořák and Soloists

Orchestral Music Review by Bill Robinson,  March 24, 2018