Daryl Robinson, Assistant Professor and Director of Organ Studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and Cathedral Organist for Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), has earned critical acclaim as a solo and collaborative artist. Described by London-basedChoir and Organ Magazine as a performer with “…a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style…”, Mr. Robinson earned both First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance.
Notable recital venues include the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Shanghai Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China), Cathédrale Saint-Pierre (Poitiers, France), Baylor University (Waco, TX), Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), and the 2013 and 2016 Spreckels International Summer Organ Festival (San Diego, CA). Mr. Robinson has also been a featured artist for recent national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, including Boston (2014), St. Louis (2015), and Houston (2016), where his performances were praised by The American Organist Magazine as demonstrating “...flawless technique and rhythmic verve…”
Multiple critically acclaimed commercial discs featuring Mr. Robinson are available, including his most recent release, American Fantasia (Gothic Records), the first commerical recording of the iconic organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. His debut solo album, Sempre Organo (ProOrgano Records), quickly garnered rave reviews internationally. Selections from the disc have been heard on nationally syndicated radio programs, including Pipedreams® and With Heart and Voice. Collaborative recordings include: Carolae - Music for Christmas (Naxos Records), recorded with the GRAMMY®-nominated Williamson Voices of Westminster Choir College and conductor James Jordan, and As you set out for Ithaka (Albany Records), featuring music of David Ashley White performed by the Moores School Concert Chorale under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber.
Robinson holds degrees from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music; his major teachers include Robert Bates, Ken Cowan, and David Higgs. Before returning to Houston in 2017, he served as Assistant Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
Further information, including recordings and current engagements, can be found at: www.darylrobinson.com