Robin Hasenpflug, cello
Cellist Robin Hasenpflug enjoys a career of solo, chamber and orchestral playing. Her career has spanned the U.S., Canada and Europe. Symphony Magazine has named Robin one of their “Emerging Artists of 2018.” She demonstrates this title with positions in various chamber groups, as a soloist and as an orchestral player.
Robin is a rostered artist with Magisterra Soloists based in London, Ontario. With Magisterra, she tours as a one of their chamber musicians and as a soloist throughout Canada. Robin has also performed with the Holter Chamber Music Festival in Italy with concerts in Trieste, Pordenone and Sacile. Earlier in her career, she performed with the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern Opera Orchestra in Germany. Robin is the assistant principal cellist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, in Madison, Wisconsin and the principal cellist of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra in Western Pennsylvania. She performs regularly with orchestras such as the Wheeling Symphony and the Erie Philharmonic.
A native of Western New York, Robin‘s early studies included lessons with Robert Hausmann of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Bruce Cramer. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music where she studied with renowned soloist, Regina Mushabac. From there she went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of LaSalle String Quartet cellist, Lee Fiser. An avid life learner, Robin continued her studies in the studios of Eric Kim, Hans Christian Schweiker, Richard Hirschl, Ann Martindale-Williams and David Premo. In addition, she was a participant in music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, The National Orchestral Institute and the Summertrios Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Robin is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she maintains a private teaching studio and serves as the adjunct cello professor at Westminster College.
Robin currently plays on a 2011 William Whedbee cello.