Cellist Robin Hasenpflug performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. She is a roster artist with Magisterra Soloists, performing chamber music concerts in London and Toronto, Ontario. As a member of the Holter Music Festival, she performed in a concert tour of Italy to audiences in Sacile, Pordenone and Trieste. Earlier in her career, Robin concertized in Kaisersalutern, Germany, the same region where she played with the Pfalztheater Opera Orchestra. In the U.S., Robin serves as assistant to the principal of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison, and appears as principal on their two most recent recordings, Momentum and Mozart: the Early Concerti. She continues her post as principal cellist of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra as well as performing with the Erie Philharmonic and Wheeling Symphony.
Robin’s exploration and broad musical experience has enabled her to share the stage with some of today’s most popular artists. She performs regularly with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has played concerts with Evanescence, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.
A native of Western New York, Robin‘s early studies included lessons with Robert Hausmann of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Bruce Cramer. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music where she studied with renowned soloist, Regina Mushabac. From there she went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of LaSalle String Quartet cellist, Lee Fiser. An avid life learner, Robin continued seeking inspiration throughout her career in the studios of Eric Kim, Hans Christian Schweiker, Richard Hirschl, Ann Martindale-Williams and David Premo. In addition, she was a participant in festivals worldwide including the Aspen Music Festival, The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, The National Orchestral Institute and the Summertrios Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hasenpflug is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she maintains a private teaching studio and serves as the adjunct cello professor at Westminster College.
Robin currently plays on a 2011 William Whedbee cello.