Prizewinning organist Daryl Robinson is quickly emerging as a solo and collaborative artist praised for his innovative programming, impeccable technique, imaginative organ registrations, and unique depth of interpretative skill. A recipient of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, Mr. Robinson also received First Prize in the Undergraduate Division of the 2009 William C. Hall Organ Competition and a fellowship to the 2007 Summer Institute for French Organ Studies.
A native of Houston, TX, Mr. Robinson is currently pursuing a Master of Music in organ performance at Rice University as a student of Ken Cowan. He holds a Bachelor of Music in organ performance from the University of Houston, where he was a student of Robert Bates, Matthew Dirst and Betsy Cook Weber. He has also worked extensively with David Higgs of the Eastman School of Music. Already a seasoned performer, Robinson has performed in venues throughout the United States as well as in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary and Wales.
For four years, he served as Collaborative Keyboard Artist for the internationally-acclaimed Moores School Concert Chorale, traveling with the chorus to perform and compete at two international music festivals: the 2011 Florilège vocal de Tours in France and the 2009 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, where his accompaniments were especially singled out for praise over the course of the competition by the international panel of judges.
In recent seasons, he has appeared with the Grammy-nominated ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Chamber Choir, Mercury Baroque and the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Orchestra. He has performed under world-renowned conductors including John Rutter, Carl St. Clair, Mei-Ann Chen, Anton Armstrong and Mack Wilberg.
Mr. Robinson serves as Organist and Artist-in-Residence for South Main Baptist Church in Houston and is available for concert bookings in 2012-2014 through Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. Commercial recordings are available on the ProOrgano (Sempre Organo) and Albany (As you set out for Ithaka: Music of David Ashley White) labels. Further information and current engagements, can be found at: www.concertorganists.com/artists/Daryl-Robinson.