Educational work is at the heart of Robin Zebaida's musical career, in which he has built up an international following, particularly in the Far East where he lived briefly in Hong Kong.
As well as having examined for several years at home and abroad for ABRSM, the world's leading provider of graded music exams and assessments, up to and including diploma level, Robin Zebaida is also in frequent demand for adjudication, masterclasses, and lecture recitals.
His experience in broadcasting - notably for the BBC World Service - and public speaking, combined with a sparkling yet sympathetic manner, and a gift for communicating with young musicians, make him a popular choice at music festivals and competitions.
Final of the Steinway International Youth Competition, Hong Kong 2009
Robin Zebaida has on several occasions adjudicated for Music for Youth, and the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association, two of the largest youth music festivals. In 2009 he was a juror at the Final of the Steinway International Youth Piano Competition and the Jacques Samuel Piano Festival. More recently, he was invited to take part in the Macau-Asia Pacific Youth Piano Competition in 2013, as well as the Hong Kong-Asia Open Piano Competitions in 2012 and 2014.
Robin Zebaida is renowned for his masterclasses, in piano and musicianship. He has also covered harp, singing and chamber music. He has taught in three languages (English, French and German) and in several countries including:-
Summer Harp Academy, Louisville USA, 2005
Given on a wide variety of musical subjects, on land and at sea, these usually take the form of loosely themed piano recitals enhanced by informative, interesting and inevitably humorous introductions of the works performed.
|I loved the interpretation lectures and masterclasses by Robin Zebaida. Hearing him speak and play was inspiring for the students of all ages and performance levels.|
Lecture Recital: 'Off the Beaten Track', Bangkok, Thailand 2009