Robin Hasenpflug has established her performance career on both sides of the Atlantic. She 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 performs with several regional symphonies including Erie Philharmonic and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. A native of Williamsville, New York, Robin relocated to western Pennsylvania in 2006 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 many regional orchestras in the Chicago area. She was also a member of the Projecto Quattro String Quartet, concertizing in Chicago chamber music venues and senior citizen outreach programs.
Prior to her performing in the Midwest, Robin's artistry was in demand at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern Opera Orchestra in Kaiserslautern, Germany. 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. In addition to her symphony work, Robin performed with her clarinet trio, Trio Brioso, which had its German debut performance in Kauserslautern.
Robin earned a Master of Music degree in performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory where she studied with Lee Fiser of the La Salle String Quartet. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, studying with renowned soloist Regina Mushabac. 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. She has also participated at several important music festivals including in 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, PA, Robin had the honor of participating in a master class lead by Beaux Arts Trio pianist, Menahem Pressler.
Currently on faculty at Mercyhurst University, Robin is frequently on stage at Walker Recital Hall. She recently made her debut with the D’Angelo Piano Trio and plays in many other University performances.