Robin Zebaida, Pianist   Biography

Lauded after a Liszt recital by Musical Opinion magazine as 'a pianist of Herculean stamina', Robin Zebaida enjoys a performing career that takes him around the world. Highlights of recent seasons have included visits to USA, Canada - where he collaborated with the Orchestre Métropolitain under Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Central America, Europe, the Far East and Australia, where his Sydney recital was reported as achieving 'a warmth and empathy with the audience rarely seen'. At home in London he has performed at major venues including St John's Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Last year saw further tours to the Far East, as well as a Classical Music themed cruise to Norway with the group he founded and directs, Classical Cornucopia. In 2014 he will be returning to the Far East, as well as presenting a special Triple Anniversary recital programme, featuring the music of Liadov, Richard Strauss and Bach, in arrangements by Liszt pupil Eugen d'Albert.

His wide ranging and extensive repertoire from Bach to Gershwin also encompasses less familiar fare; particular areas of interest include Russian music, orchestral and vocal transcriptions, and music for the left hand, some of which are reflected in a CD, 'Off the Beaten Track', on the Regent label. In a career which embraces many aspects of music making, he also appears as an accompanist, chamber music partner and concerto soloist.

Away from the concert platform, Robin Zebaida's broadcasting experience includes studio recordings and live appearances on radio and television for several national and foreign networks. As a Steinway Artist he was specially chosen to demonstrate the qualities of the 'Rolls Royce of the piano world' in an interview for the BBC World Service to mark the publication of a new history of Steinway piano.

Robin Zebaida was born and educated in London, England, later winning an Exhibition award to read Music at New College, Oxford, from where he graduated with maximum distinction in performance. He completed his formal studies as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music.

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