Twyla Robinson

Alexey Sokolov
January 18, 2019
Grace Chung
January 31, 2019
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Twyla Robinson

Twyla Robinson, soprano, serves at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. She combines her teaching with an ongoing performing career and serves as the Coordinator of the Repertoire Development for Teaching Professionals wing of Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar with Stephanie Blythe. In the current season she will perform Britten’s War Requiem with Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a recital of Poulenc with The Cliburn Foundation, Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 with the Chicago Sinfonietta, a lecture recital on Early American Popular Song with Chamber Music Amarillo, and the title role in R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Cincinnati Opera. Last season, she performed as soloist in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Sieglinde in Act I of Die Walküre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. She was also seen in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra and created the role of Becky Felderman in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, with the Cincinnati Opera. Recent orchestral highlights include Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” with Jiri Belohlavek at the opening night of the BBC Proms. She has performed Mahler’s 8th Symphony with orchestras such as the Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Essen Philharmonie, and recorded it with the Berlin Staatskapelle for Deutsche Grammophon, Pierre Boulez conducting. Other recordings include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra on the LSO Live label, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Telarc, Schubert’s Fierrabras with Franz Welser-Möst on DVD from Opernhaus Zürich with EMI, and Strauss’ Elektra and Daphne with Semyon Bychkov and Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln on the Decca label. She is a frequent recitalist, has served on the recitalist roster of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and been heard in recital at both Carnegie Hall in NYC and Wigmore Hall in London.