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Robin Hasenpflug established her performance career on both sides of the Atlantic
Robin Hasenpflug is presently a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, where she performs on their CD recording “Momentum,” and the recently released "Mozart: the Early Concerti." Robin also plays as a substitute with several symphonies including the Wheeling Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic, and the Youngstown Symphony. She is new to western Pennsylvania, having recently relocated from Chicago, Illinois. There, Robin maintained a rigorous performance schedule as a member of the Illinois Philharmonic, principal cellist of the Chicago Light Opera Works Orchestra, and performing with regional orchestras in the Chicagoland area.
Prior to her success in the Midwest, Robin's artistry was in demand at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern Opera Orchestra in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she performed regularly as a substitute member. Highlights of her work with the Pfalztheater include compelling performances of Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex, and Wagner’s Lohengrin. The Neue Philharmonie in Frankfurt also recruited her talent, where she enjoyed playing both classical concerts and rock shows. Robin also performed with her clarinet trio, 'Trio Brioso,' that had its German debut performance in Kauserslautern.
Robin earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory after studying with renowned soloist Regina Mushabac. She then earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory, following an intense course of study with Lee Fiser of the La Salle String Quartet. After earning her degrees, Robin was selected to be a substitute member of several orchestras, including the Columbus Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, and West Virginia Symphony.
Robin has also participated at several important music festivals. She traveled to participate at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, and The University of Iowa‘s summer chamber music seminar. At the Summertrios festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Robin had the honor of participating in a master class lead by Beaux Arts Trio pianist, Menahem Pressler.