Winner of the Avery Fisher Recital Award, Piatigorsky Memorial Award, Pro Musicis Award and a GRAMMY nominee, cellist Sharon Robinson is recognized worldwide as a consummate artist and one of the most outstanding musicians of our time. Whether as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra or member of the exciting new ESPRESSIVO! piano quartet, critics, audiences and fellow musicians respond to what the Indianapolis Star has called “a cellist who has simply been given the soul of Caruso.” Her guest appearances with orchestras include the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Boston, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, National, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and San Francisco symphonies; and in Europe, the London Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Zürich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and the English, Scottish and Franz Lizst chamber orchestras. 

View a cello lesson with Sharon Robinson

Hear Robinson perform Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

Hear Robinson perform Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19


  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • BM, Peabody Institute in Baltimore

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (2012–present)
  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2005–2012)
    • Tenured professor
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Duke University